Ogun, a state identifiable by it’s bad roads

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State-owned roads are just as horrible as the stretches of roads controlled by the federal government. From the expressways to the inner streets, it is a tale of neglect and abandonment, promises delayed or unfulfilled and sometimes, forgotten outrightly.

Everyday, Citizens of Ogun State groan under dilapidated roads littered with crater-sized potholes and gullies. Anybody who is just coming to the state for the first time would think that it just came out from a civil war. But this is not the case. For many, it is simply a case of bad governance or poor leadership or both. It does not matter how big and expensive your car or vehicle is, it can’t stand the road challenge.

The problem of bad roads in the state has become an embarrassing stigma. In many parts of this state, normal interaction has been frustrated by bad roads. Vehicle owners are in distress as their vehicles are not used optimally. Moreover, the very many potholes and detours mean that vehicles keep breaking down so that on many of Ogun State roads emergency mechanics have sprung up to assist stranded commuters sometimes with disastrous consequences.

Residents of Agbado, Ijoko, Oke Aro, Opeilu, Matogun, Atan, and lots more have been in agony and pains over the years because of the abandoned road which had caused alots of damages to the residentials. For many years, the road had been in deteriorating state which remains in terrible condition. It get worse every rainy season.

Residents of the commuters listed above have been in agony and pains over the years because of the abandoned road which had caused alots of damages to the residentials. For many years, the road had been in deteriorating state which remains in terrible condition. It get worse every rainy season.

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At all time, people no longer enjoy the luxury of riding or driving on the road because it is full of stress which will lead to health implications.

I, Emmanuel Oluwatomisin Afolabi (EOA), here by appeal to the Executive Governor of Ogun State to please rescue us from the issue of bad roads in the State.

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Emmanuel Oluwatomisin Afolabi (EOA) is a freelancing reporter with 9News Nigeria. A young and dynamic minister and lover of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He served as the Editor & Production Manager of the Voice Magazine. He obtained his National Diploma from the department of Mass communication, Ogun State Institute Of Technology, IGBESA (OGITECH), and studied Journalism and Media Studies at Alison (Online Course) He is happily blessed with his parent, Revd &Pst Mrs Daniel Afolabi and his younger ones, Timileyin & Mary Afolabi.

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