Some Epe residents on Wednesday appealed to the Lagos State Government to complete all road projects it embarked on in the community.
The Epe residents, in a separate interview, said that the road projects had been abandoned.
Titilayo Adebanjo, a resident, lamented the poor conditions of Epe-Ikorodu Expressway, saying that government’s attention should urgently be shifted to the bad road.
Adebanjo said: “The potholes on the road are becoming unbearable for motorists.
“The journey of 45 minutes now takes more than two hours.”
Adebanjo said that accidents happened frequently on the expressway due to the bad state of the roads.
He said: “If these situations are not addressed on time, it (the roads) might turn to death traps for motorists/visitors, thereby, claiming lives and property.”
Niyi Rahman, a motorist, urged government to intensify efforts to complete the roads as the projects were 70 per cent completed.
Rahmean said: “Governor Ambode-led administration has really done well in the area of infrastructure development across Lagos State but needs to do more.
“The present administration should use the remaining months in office to complete ongoing projects across the state.
“The era of abandoned projects should be a thing of the past. Government should ensure completion of the projects before leaving office.”
Rahman also urged Governor Ambode to fast-track completion of Epe-Ijebu Ode Expressway project.
He said: “The major link road to Epe is becoming an eyesore and not convenient even for other intrastate connections.
“If government can complete the expressway, it will boost trade and business relationship among Lagos State and other states.”
Dr. Mufutau Jimoh, an indigene of Epe, said that since Governor Ambode lost out in his re-election bid in October, some road projects across the state had been suspended.
Jimoh urged the governor to use his good office to complete the projects embarked upon.
He said: “If all these projects are not completed, it will end up like other abandoned projects. It might end up being a burden to the incoming government.
“The new government will come with its own projects idea. Therefore, the present administration should complete the projects at hand.”
Mark Olaniyi, also an indigene of Epe, said that the present administration had done well by extending hands of fellowship by providing the ancient community of Epe with a befitting road network.
Olaniyi said: “I am however appealing that the road construction should not be abandoned. Let the governor ensures that the roads are completed before leaving the office.
“I have noticed that for the past few months, government has not been doing anything on the road project.
“All projects have been left halfway. This is not encouraging.
“The uncompleted projects are costing motorists a lot and also leaving the community with unbefitting road conditions.”
Credit: The Eagle Online