BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO
The people of Kajola, in Ede North Area Council, Owode Ede, Osun State, have cried out to the state government over deplorable condition of their roads, which they said have been making lives highly unbearable for them.
The chairman, Kajola Landlord Association, Daniel Agbolade, during an interview with The Point on Tuesday, urged the state governor, Ademola Adeleke, to extend ongoing community developmental projects in the state to the community.
Agbolade, who commended the governor for his giant strides within the space of eight months, cutting across every sector of the state economy, said the people of the area, including Owode-Oju Oja, Oke-Awere, Eid Prayer Ground and Kajola/Sumbare communities were anxiously expecting the governor to come to their aid as the roads linking these communities are in terrible condition.
He said, “It is a tug of war accessing communities in Owode/Kajola; apart from those who are residents of the communities, farmers alike find it difficult to move their produce to markets due to deplorable state of the roads, thereby inhibiting economic activities and threatening food security.”
He appealed to the state governor who had constructed some reasonable kilometers of roads across the state to come to their rescue, saying the communities had been abandoned for too long by previous administration.
While commending Adeleke for the renovation of the Kajola Primary School, Agbolade disclosed that many communities in that axis had never enjoyed the presence of the government in any way, not until recently, as he opined that some street roads in the communities, were made possible through communal efforts.
“Our communities have been lacking access roads, hospital and electricity supply, the street roads, including the main road which was constructed by the past administration have been abandoned.
“It was through the communal efforts that the road from Wonderful Block Industry to Kajola -Abekoko was made possible and as we speak, the road is in a very poor condition. The road urgently needs grading and sand-filling as immediate intervention, before going further to properly construct it.
“Obviously, a community of that size with over 2,000 houses and predominantly populated by private car owners needs access road; we, therefore, call on our responsive and responsible governor to please come to our aide,” he appealed.