Some displeased residents of Ogun State have called out Governor Dapo Abiodun over the palliative works he claimed to be doing on the collapsed Sango-Ota road, saying he did not deserve a second term as governor.
Barely three days to a mass protest planned by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the poor state of Sango-Ota road, Gov Abiodun, on Sunday, announced that the “palliative roadworks on Sango Ota-Joju-Abeokuta Road will bring relief to multiple road users daily transversing this route.”
He said “The Ogun State Government understands that the present condition of the road is inconducive to use, which is why I have directed that even though it is a Federal Government-owned road, measures be immediately put in place so that it can bring succour to residents and other users.”
On Monday evening, the governor shared photos of the work being done on the road, saying: “Following my directive to immediately effect palliative measures to make the deplorable Sango Ota-Joju Road usable pending full reconstruction by the Federal Government, the contractor in charge has today, Monday moved to site and done significant work.
“In addition to the ongoing Sango Ota-Idiroko Road repairs, this step should, in the interim, bring comfort to the good people of Ogun State who remain the priority of this State Government under our Administration.”
However, it appears Ogun residents were not satisfied with the measures put in place by the State Government to mitigate their sufferings on the road.
Taking to the social media to express their grievances, many lambasted the governor, regretting their decision to vote for him in 2019.
While telling him not to expect a second term, the residents said they were baffled that Abiodun was expecting applause for laying granites on a collapsed road.
However, there are some who lauded Abiodun for the palliative works, charging him to do more in other places across the State.
Here are some comments:
Tijani Abiodun Taoheed: “Your Excellency, you don’t deserve a second time. Almost all Ogun State roads are not in good condition. Ogijo area under Sagamu Local Government has no good road, no light. Please sir, do something, we voted you to power.”
Rafiu Ayoade: “Don’t ever expect a second term. You already killed people silently.”
Oladipupo Titilayo: Even the ones that are not federal roads, what are you doing about it? Yeye palliative. U don’t want NLC to expose your bad government. My advice to APC is not to give you ticket for another term, if not, they will lose.”
Abosede Durowoju: “But why waiting till now before palliative measure is done? Lanfenwa/Itele is under state and as such something reasonable should be done there. Let corporate organizations take some responsibility; but no. Major roads in Ado-Odo/Ota is worse, unpassable, many abandoned roads and bridges litter around. Inflation rate, bad roads etc. Hope abandoned roads will be done before 2023.”
Sowunmi Kazeem: “Who is fooling who? Mr Governor, I am highly disappointed in you. We have lost trust in your government. When you where coming, you promised heaven and earth.”
Tajudeen Arepo: “A government that is wisdom driven would use Ado-Odo/Ota to showcase her richness using the industrial wealth therein. Unfortunately, the actions of successive administration points to a single thing: ‘keep Ota down’. You can’t keep a man down without staying down with him. I find it difficult to understand the rationale for this continuous neglect of the economic lifewire of the state. It’s a shame.
Lateef Erinfolami: “The whole road in Ogun State commercial heartland of Ifo and Otta Ado-Odo/Ota local govt. are totally in deplorable state. Sango-Ijoko-Agbado Road is completely not motorable. This should be a formost on the State government agenda on Road construction. Businesses are dying and the health of the community is getting worse. Focusing on this road will bring great benefit to the State government. Please act now before the next rain.”
Olanbiwonninu Ojikutu: “You are one of the regrets in Ogun State. What you wrote up there is gibberish, arrant nonsense. Despite the proximity of the state to Lagos, you ain’t developing. Always waiting for the Federal Government to fix the road for you.”
Abubakar Jamiu: “Your Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Ogun State, we appreciate your good governance. May Allah keep on strengthening you sir. Itanrin Ijebu community under Odogbolu Ogun State are expecting the same hands of fellowship.”