Ogun road users need Fashola’s attention as Sango-Ijoko bridge side goes bad

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Sango bridge side on the adjoining from Idiroko-Oju Oore by roundabout, in Sango-Ijoko Local Council Development Area (LCDA) on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Ogun State.

A civil engineer, who spoke patriotically but under condition of anonymity, told our correspondent that, “It is not necessary that government wait till this road or other gets completely bad so that they can now begin to award contract to fix it.  If they have maintenance culture, especially this government of Muhammadu Buhari whom we trust that does not steal our money, with Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) looking at his experience in Lagos and what he has been able to do of Nigerian roads since he started in 2015, if they have maintenance culture, they will spend less and achieve more talking of infrastructural development for Nigeria and the Nigerian people,” he said.

In carrying out its social responsibilities for the good of Nigeria, the government and the people, The DEFENDER recently embarked on infrastructural needs assessment on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway along Oshodi-Ikeja-Iyanapaja-AbuleEgba-Sango/Ijoko-Abeokuta route and found out that some level of improvements have been made on the road fixing.

Our reporter found that the Federal Government had taken up the Cement Bus Stop’s pedestrian bridge abandoned since 2014 by the past People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s administration of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.  The bridge, awarded in 2014 towards elections, had been left only at the stage of polls standing but was recently restarted and currently at 90 percent completion by the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.  Same was seen on Tuesday going on with the Iyanapaja pedestrian bridge.  They were three, the third being the Tower Extrusions/Iyana Dopemu Underbridge axis yet to be reactivated.

While traffic issues along that road was now getting eased during to Federal Government/Lagos State Government working collaborations, it was however found out that there still remained some portions on the Lagos-Abeokuta road stretch still crying for government’s attention.  They are mostly the portions beginning that fall on the Ogun State part from Toll-Gate through Sango-Ijoko, in Sango-Ijoko Local Council Development Area of the Gateway State, Singer Bus Stop where Nigeria Distillers Company is located to Owode Ijako/Onihale axis.

The Sango-Ijoko flyover bridge on the highway constructed by the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua administration was found to be in good condition but had hitches on the side adjoining from Idiroko-Ojo Oore Road side by the roundabout under the bridge.  The issue with that bad portion was getting beyond hands so much that it was not only becoming a deep pit but also had for sometimes caused traffic inconveniences to motorists and market people along the area.

Although the people had not started ventilating their pains, this media organisation, due to its commitment to being part of making Nigeria better through assistance to government and the people, deemed it fit to open the issues up directly to the government and particularly the department of government concerned with the fixing of the problem.

One of the road users told The DEFENDER on Wednesday, “Will the government say they don’t see that this place is bad? Doesn’t the Federal Ministry of Works have office and workers in Ogun State? Sometimes, when they even come to patch bad portions, they do a part and leave other part.  I hope they will not come back to us for votes.  Only God can help us in this country,” he said.

A civil engineer, who spoke patriotically but under condition of anonymity, told our correspondent that, “It is not necessary that government wait till this road or other gets completely bad so that they can now begin to award contract to fix it.  If they have maintenance culture, especially this government of Muhammadu Buhari whom we trust that does not steal our money, with Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) looking at his experience in Lagos and what he has been able to do of Nigerian roads since he started in 2015, if they have maintenance culture, they will spend less and achieve more talking of infrastructural development for Nigeria and the Nigerian people,” he said.

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