Road repair: Residents hail Ogbomoso North council boss
Residents of Ogbegun and allied communities in Ogbomoso North local government area have commended the chairman of the council area, Hon Kabir Akanji Ayoade for the repair of a road leading to the communities, which had almost gotten cut off due to erosion.
Half of the road was already eroded by raging water torrents with fear being expressed on a daily basis that the road portion could totally collapse causing the various communities beyond it to be cut off as that’s the only connecting road.
“Infact few years ago landlords in some of the neighbouring communities made to repair the road but the then council chairman (names withheld) sent thugs to scatter us yet he never repaired it,” a landlord in the area, who preferred anonymity disclosed.
However, last week the incumbent chairman, Hon Kabir Akanji Ayoade mobilized workers to the site to execute the rehabilitation work.
Speaking with ogbomosoinsightonline.com, Hon Ayoade said his administration undertook the project in view of the approaching yuletide and New Year celebrations.
“Yes, we undertook the project because the dilapidation was getting out of control and it posed danger to road users.
“Then when you look at it the Christmas and New Year celebrations are around the corner, these will attract many visitors to the city, who might not know the portion was half gully, half road, and this might engender accidents.
“Also many fun seekers who might have gotten drunk we don’t want them to fall into the gully while driving their vehicles or riding motorcycles. That’s why we sourced for funds to effect the repair,” he said.
He affirmed his administration was poised to leave a good legacy, while mentioning some of the projects he is executing.
Among others the administration refurbished the council’s residential quarters, is constructing a shopping mall and cleared 10 acres of land at the Ajilete Housing Estate, Oke-Owode for additional housing units.
Meanwhile, several residents of Ogbegun, Favour, Kere, Idi-Oro and other areas in the axis have expressed gratitude to the council boss for the road repair. This is as inhabitants of Oke-Ogbegun communities have appealed to him for the construction of the collapsed bridge connecting them to the world.
The chairman of Oke-Ogbegun Landlords Association, Mr. Clement Abimbola Fayemi commended for the gesture while calling on him to use his influence to facilitate the constructions of both the collapsed bridge linking the area and the accompanying badly gullied roads.
Fayemi lamented that residents now take a longer route to reach their houses as a result of the collapsed bridge, “the council should come to our aid, it has become unbearable,” he stressed.