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Kwara Residents Express Frustration Over Slow Drainage Construction, Call For Alternative Road

The residents of Oke-ogun, Danialu, and Agbabiaka areas in Ilorin South Local Government Area of Kwara State have voiced their dissatisfaction with the sluggish pace of construction of drainages in Oke-ogun. The ongoing construction work has significantly hindered mobility within the area, prompting the residents to urgently request the provision of a viable alternative road, either through Alao Farm or the Ita Olodan inlets.

The residents are urging the Kwara State Government to address the situation promptly, particularly in light of the imminent resumption of schools in the area. They fear that the lack of adequate road infrastructure will pose considerable challenges for students during their daily commute, potentially impacting their education.

In addition to the difficulties faced by residents, some individuals have raised concerns about the detrimental effects of the current route on their vehicles. The road has reportedly been closed for several weeks due to ongoing culvert repairs, further exacerbating the challenges faced by the community.

The temporary suspension of construction work has disrupted the daily activities of the residents, resulting in increased transportation costs. For instance, the fare for keke (tricycle) rides has risen from ₦150 to ₦200 due to the limited accessibility caused by the construction work.

The residents are appealing to the Kwara State Government to take immediate action and expedite the construction of the drainages in Oke-ogun. They emphasize the urgent need for improved transportation infrastructure and a reliable alternative road to alleviate the hardships endured by the community.

As the schools prepare to reopen, the residents implore the government to consider the plight of the pupils and act swiftly to ensure their safe and efficient commute. The timely completion of the drainage construction and the provision of an alternative road will not only enhance mobility but also contribute to the overall development and well-being of the affected areas.

The residents remain hopeful that their plea will be heard, and the Kwara State Government will prioritize the resolution of the road and drainage challenges in Oke-ogun, Danialu, and Agbabiaka, thereby improving the livelihoods of the community members and fostering sustainable development in the region.

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