Ibadan Residents are in total despair, listless, after an alternative road was washed away by one time rainfall
Yesterday’s rain, which was supposed to be a blessing to many due to the heatwaves that have witnessed in the past two months but it brought immense sadness and decides to cut them out of the world
The alternative route created to ease the Reconstruction of the Tioya bridge along the Amuloko area was washed off by the heavy downpour that was experienced yesterday
It would be recalled that the alternative road had been created when the Tioya bridge was demolished for reconstruction.
“Many residents and visitors are stranded as we speak. Nobody knows the next line of action. It is so sad that this bridge caved in just the first rain after it was constructed. I recall that we complained to the government last year that this project wasn’t properly handled. We were accused of being used. This is the only road that links the local government headquarters in Akanran.
“Only last year, around March 14, the pedestrian bridge also collapsed and washed away a few hours after its construction.
“We want to call on the government through the ministries works and transport as well as other relevant agencies to come to our aid. We are stranded. We don’t know what to do. This is beyond personal effort. We cannot shoulder it.
We want the government to quickly come to our rescue. Everything has been affected between yesterday and now. In fact, it is negatively affecting the well-being of close to one million residents and also the economic prosperity of the area. Some of us don’t work here, we have to go and come back on daily basis. Our children will go to school, people will go to their shops and all that. We need an urgent solution,” Ajibike Taoreed told journalists.