State of link roads: Imalefalafia, Ososami residents berate water contractor

One of the damaged roads.

Residents of Imalefalafia and Ososami  areas of Oke-Ado in Ibadan South-West Local Government Area of Oyo State have decried the state of their link roads damaged by the contractor handling the laying of the yet-to-function water pipes in the area.

The people described the action of the contractor as uncalled for.

Community News learnt that some of the link roads are no  longer motorable  due to the damage done by the contractor.

Speaking with Community News, a resident of Ososami, Mrs Christiana Adeoye, said the laying of water pipes had affected the free flow of vehicles on the roads.

According to her, “when they were laying the pipes, they promised to repair the excavated roads  within the shortest period of time but it is unfortunate that the roads have been abandoned. They are now worse than they were before.”

Mr Adeolu Ogunkoya, chided the state government for not compelling the contractor to repair the roads after laying the pipes.

According to him, “I’m really disappointed. The state government does not care about those of us living in this area let alone those plying the roads. The water they promised us has not been flowing; the roads they destroyed have not been repaired. Permit me to say that the present administration in state lacks ideas and proper planning. Since they knew the project would not be completed why did they embark on it?”

Mr Taofeek Olabanji of Olawale Street in Imalefalafia said many of the affected roads were in bad state and unmotorable, noting that the work done by the contractor had worsened the situation.

The respondents appealed to Governor Abiola Ajimobi to order the contractor handling the water project to repair the roads without further delay.