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Church warns Lagos govt to repair Ojo roads to avert protest

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Ojo Province, has called on the Lagos State Government to repair bad roads in the area or face protests by youths, attributing auto crashes in the area to bad roads.

The Chairman of the PFN and General Overseer, Dominion Gate Ministries International, Ojo Province, Apostle Patrick Utulu, made the call at a press conference in Lagos on Monday.

He said, “The PFN today called on the Lagos State Government to seriously look into the plight of the masses in the Ojo environs. Lives and properties are being lost due to the state of the road. Our homes, offices, and communities have been cut off from access roads, our cars have become flying boats, and our people are dying unprepared on the streets, on roads and by guns.

“We cannot continue fixing the road on our own. We have been writing the government for the past three years and nothing has been done. We have restrained our youths and the community from protest; nevertheless, there’s a limit the church can restrain the anger of the people. Hence, we appeal to the government to intervene and urgently rehabilitate our international image as a state by virtue of these roads because it is our right as Nigerians. Government must listen to us to avert street protest.”

The PFN Lagos State Deputy Welfare Director, Dr. Joseph Ameh, advised the community to maintain peace and shun violent protest, saying, “The roads are in deplorable state. We have witnessed deaths, people have been killed and the economic lives have been in the shamble. For these reasons, we need government aid to ameliorate this issue.

“We were in a meeting with Sanwo-Olu two weeks ago and he promised that Ojo roads would be his first target point to fix; nevertheless, we are putting the call again so that actions will begin on the roads because we do not want protest and violence actions from our youths; hence, the government should intensify plans for action.”

Credit: Nigeria News

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