Arepo Journalists Estate Road: Abiodun, A Promise Keeper


For a long time, residents of Arepo in Obafemi/Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State were having harrowing experience commuting to and from the community as a result of the terrible state of the Arepo Journalists Estate Road, linking the area with the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. A journey of about five minutes could take as much as 20 minutes, especially when it rains.

Many residents had to move out of the community back to Lagos, waiting for the day the road would be done. The administration of Ibikunle Amosun raised the hope of residents when in 2012, he awarded contract for the less than 2.35 kilometers road to First August. But, for years, the only thing visible was the sign board conspicuously erected announcing the award. That government never did anything throughout its eight years in office, despite various efforts made to get the attention of government officials.

Tired of waiting, the residents took up the gauntlet and decided to do something. Donations were collected…

Source: Leadership Newspaper