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Gowon Estate residents decry bad state of roads, plead for government's intervention

RESIDENTS of Gowon Estate in Mosan-Okunola LCDA have expressed their bitterness over the poor and embarrassing condition of most of the roads in the estate.
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RESIDENTS of Gowon Estate in Mosan-Okunola LCDA have expressed their bitterness over the poor and embarrassing condition of most of the roads in the Estate.

Some of the residents, motorists, and business owners spoke with AlimoshoToday on Wednesday.

One Mr Ambrose told AlimoshoToday: "Our government does not care about the people. It is embarrassing enough that Gowon Estate is federal government property. The roads seem to be no man's business. You are able to talk to me because I came here to see my mechanic so that we can change my shock absorbers (pointing to his car) as a result of using these roads everyday. They are not motorable at all and they are a problem. We are tired."

 

gowon bad road 1One of the bad roads in the Estate

 

gowon bad road 3A pothole-riddled road

In the same vein, another resident of the Estate, Deji Falomo, lamented the condition of the roads and also pleaded with AlimoshoToday to help the community relate their concerns to the right quarters.

According to him, the poor roads do not correlate with the top-notch urban standing of Gowon Estate, mentioning some big establishments situated in the popular housing estate to justify his claim.

"It is disappointing for us to have bad roads and the government doesn't care about them when companies like Havana Suites, Oxford Group, Lyte Hotels are among us. It does not speak well. Government should know that they are losing a lot of money by neglecting the roads. If the roads are good, Gowon Estate would be attractive to business-owners and their customers," he said.

He further pleaded that government should make haste in rehabilitating the roads while also urging AlimoshoToday to take the message to the authorities at the Mosan-Okunola Local Council Development Area (LCDA). 

 

gowon bad road 2Another bad road

 

gowon bad roadA dilapidated road

When AlimoshoToday visited Mosan-Okunola LCDA to make further inquiries, the Chairman, Princess Olabisi Adebanjo and the Supervisor of Works, Honourable Rasheed Ladoja were not available to comment on the state of the dilapidated roads.