Residents of Ijeododo, Ijegamo, Okerube, Fagbile and Abaranje in Igando/Ikotun Local Council Development Area, Lagos, have lamented that their communities were not habitable due to the absence of drainage channels. They have therefore appealed to Governor Babatunde Fashola to construct roads and drainages to reduce their hardship.
According to the residents, they were usually cut off by flood anytime it rained.
A resident of Ijegamo, Chief Abiodun Ajayi, said that fares go up by over 200 per cent when it rain.
Also reacting, another resident, Mrs Janet Mathias, said that most parents were afraid of the possibility of their wards drowning.
“Last year, a child drowned and the body was discovered the next day,” Mathias said.
Mr Vitalis Ukewuihe, a landlord in Ijeododo said that he once abandoned his house because of the state of the roads during heavy downpours.
“The place is very sandy and many cars breakdown in the flooded roads,” Ukewuihe said.
He said that the road condition in the communities had forced many people to use of commercial motorcycles, popularly called ‘Okada.’
“These Okada guys now charge so much from us because they know many of us will always engage their service,” he said.
A resident of Fagbile community, Miss Juliet Igwe, a school principal, said: “our roads here have never been tarred; some were only graded early last year.
“But during the rainy season, they are usually flooded, messy and also extremely dusty during the dry season,” Igwe said. [VN]
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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