Residents of Ikeja GRA in Lagos State are praising Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration for rehabilitating major roads in their community. Oduduwa Crescent, Oduduwa Way and Sobo Arobiodu, among others, have been rebuilt.
Alhaji Muri Akanmu, who has been living in Ikeja GRA since 1977, has spoken of the residents’ excitement over the roads, some of which have been bad for years.
“The rehabilitation of the roads is good. We like what the government is doing here and when they finish it, things will be okay. At one point, Joel Ogunnaike Road was very bad but after they fixed it, people now enjoy the road. Governor Sanwo-Olu is doing very well and we are happy that his administration is rehabilitating roads in GRA Ikeja,” he said.
“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is doing very well and he has been doing positive things in the transportation and road construction. I am part of those who voted him into the office and I am happy he didn’t disappoint me,” he said.
Tobiloba Oyewole, who has been working in Ikeja GRA in the last five years, is happy with the ongoing rehabilitation. He implores the government to continue with the road projects, noting that when there are good roads, people will be comfortable, get to their offices on time and return home in time.
She said prior to Sanwo-Olu administration’s intervention, people had challenges passing through the roads. Oyewole recalled that some companies closed operations or relocated from GRA due to bad roads. Some vehicles stopped plying Oduduwa Crescent, forcing people to trek long distances, she said.
“When this road is completed, there will be no dust. When the whole dry season is over, there will be no dust. We can come to the office comfortably and go home with our fine shoes. It is going to bring in more business to the environment because people like working in a good environment. Property in this area will sell more and we will get more people visiting the area. It will better the lives of people,” she said.
Another resident, Mr. Ayuba Akibu, said: “Governor Sanwo-Olu has done well because we have been expecting this for a while now. It is a good thing. He is doing excellently well in this area. The workers are working every day. He should keep it up. I pray that God will continue to bless him. The road is a busy place and with the work going on, people will benefit more from the road.”