Following a long deliberation on the deplorable road and socio-economic situation in Arepo and its neighboring communities in Obafemi/Owode local government area of Ogun state, members of Journalists Estate Residents Development Association, JERDA have called on Governor Ibikunle Amosun to come to their rescue.
In a communiqué issued at the end of its monthly meeting, the group lamented the deplorable condition of the only access road linking Arepo to the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway almost two years after the contract had been awarded.
JERDA in a statement signed by its chairman, John Ajayi and Secretary, Jude Nwauzor lamented that “the only access road leading Arepo Community to the expressway, is not only dilapidated, but beyond palliative measures as such requires urgent government attention.”
The group said the state government should as a matter of urgency order contractor awarded the job to commence construction of the feeder road as promised by Governor IbikunleAmosun during his electioneering campaigns in the area.
The meeting which reviewed the growing insecurity in the area calls for immediate action from all tiers of government to guarantee peace and harmony in the community.
It stated that security should be beefed-up in the locality to stave-off possible security breaches while wadding-off activities of miscreants in the area. This measure, JERDA noted, will also protect lives and properties of the residents of the community, adjudged as second largest registration figure in the area during the last registration exercise in the state.