SHOP-OWNERS, motorcyclists and residents of Ogunlana Street in Egbeda have lamented over the bad state of the road, especially when there is a heavy downpour, which usually worsens the condition of the road because of poor waste disposal and defective drainage system.
Commenting about the state of the road, a business owner who pleaded anonymity told AlimoshoToday: "The road is very bad. Whenever it rains, even pedestrians find it difficult to walk freely because the entire road would be messy."
A motorcyclist identified simply as Ola said that the road is not good and it was last patched during former governor Babajide Fashola's administration. He said it becomes worse whenever it rains and it makes the metro city road look like that of a "village".
Speaking with AlimoshoToday on poor waste management, a woman identified as Mrs Olanike Ayoola said that the shop owners have a bad attitude towards proper waste disposal.
"The market people and motorists on this road are very dirty. They will sweep and leave it on the road without packing it. If you tell them, they will say na you sabi (that's your business).
"Besides, I was told people were asked to pack the drainage sometimes back. After packing the drainage, the debris were still deposited on Ogunlana Street. During Fashola's administration, it was not like that," she recalled.
Responding to AlimoshoToday's question on the availability of waste bins and if these wastes are collected at the appropriate time by the appropriate authorities, she said: "There are waste bins where all these refuse can be deposited. And LAWMA officials usually come to clear the waste bins."