Flood takes over Ogun communities

flooded Alagbole road due to abandonded bridge construction

Following the heavy rain witnessed in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo state on Tuesday, roads at Lagos-Ogun border communities of Alagbole and Abule-Ekun, are flooded due to the abandoned road construction by the Ogun state government.

Both Alagbole and Abule-Ekun are communities along the Berger-Sango expressway and are supposed to be undergoing reconstruction by the Ogun State government led by Ibukunle Amosun.

Residents in these communities blame their predicament on the state governor whom they accuse of biting more than he can chew.

Some residents say the contractors have not been seen at any of the site of the bridges since late last year.

“We are not saying this project is not a good one, but we have seen clearly it is a political project. He began the construction of these bridges last year when he knew he would be running for second term in office. Look at it now, nothing is going on here. Since last year December, the contractors have not done anything on the bridges at Agbado, Alagbole and at Abule Ekun,” a resident who doesn’t want to be named told our reporter.

When PREMIUM TIMES visited the Abule Ekun Bridge on Tuesday evening, residents were seen wading through dirty water as the flood had taken over the make-shift bridge put together by the community and contractor before leaving site.

Abule Ekun bridge
Abule Ekun bridge

A commercial motorcycle rider plying the Olambe road to Berger and who simply gave his name as Kabiru also described the reconstruction as a political project.

“He has gotten the votes he wanted and he has stopped visiting. When work began at all the bridges, he visited almost every weekend but now, he has forgotten us and we are suffering,” he told PREMIUM TIMES.

Already transport fares in these communities have skyrocketed. Transporting oneself from Ojodu to Alagbole now costs N200 as opposed to N100 naira.

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