(TRADE NEWSWIRE): Prompt response to call on duty is the hallmark of good governance, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.
Our highly revered Yoruba elders say: [Omi tuntun ti ru, eja tuntun ti wo inu re– Egba dialect] English meaning [New fresh water has stir-up, and new fishes has equally entered it], a responsive governing government.
The aforementioned sayings pointed to the quick response of the Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), to complaint published by TRADE NEWSWIRE on Wednesday over the poor state of Sango to Iyana -Ilogbo axis of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State, as the ministry had moved materials to fix the road to site within 48 hours of complaint.
On Friday, I was at the dilapidated spots ‘personally’ to monitor if any action would be taken by the ministry following the publication on Wednesday, I noticed the following:
1, Around 11: 00 am on Friday, staff of the ministry was on ground to access the level of dilapidation of the road, as I saw him taken pictures of the road from one spot to another specifically at Iyana -Ilogbo area of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State.
2, Around 11: 00 am on Friday a truck-load of high caliber-sized granite stones had already been off-loaded at Owode area of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State.
3, At exactly 5.49 pm on Friday a truck-load of high caliber-sized granite stones was seen being off-loaded to make it two with the one that was already off-loaded on same day at Iyana -Ilogbo area of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State.
The truck had an inscription: Aridos El Qoloraq on it, with plate number JJJ 849 XU –Lagos. While as at this hour-evening on Friday, four truck-loads of high caliber-sized granite stones had already been off loaded at Owode area of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State.
Our highly revered Yoruba elders say: [Omo ole ni aye ko gba, gbo gbo ibi ni o gba alagbara] English meaning [It is the lazy person that complain over limitation of space to operate, but there is no limitation for a strong person, as everywhere can accommodate him], a pointer to Fashola’s holding of three portfolios as the Minister of Power, Works and Housing and performing each role with no one overlapping the other responsively.
They aslo say: [Hausa je die l’obi, ki eyin to pon] English meaning [Hausa ate kolanut to a large extent before his teeth became yellowish], a pointer to Fashola’s excellent performance as the former Lagos State Governor which makes it easy to perform on his present position outstandingly, however, note, not without challenges.
While it is noted that it is the duty you are been paid for that you are discharging, it is incumbent on we the citizenry to also appreciate and thank you for your swift response to call to duty within 48 hours of complaint and not to be disrespectfully arrogant with the use of abusive words on our leaders.
Please sir, don’t forget that drainage channels will play a vital role in that axis; and the fixing of other bad spots as mentioned in the earlier publication like:
1, The Idogo rail bypass that interject the Lagos-Abeokuta Express way at Arigbajo
2, There are some bad spots from Iyana -Ilogbo to Ifo along Lagos-Abeokuta Express way
3, The turning junction/point at Abekoko area of Ogun state just after Ifo when heading towards Abeokuta, has a wide pit on the side of the route that head towards Lagos at the turning point which makes it hard for long lorries to negotiate turning back to Lagos route, as they usually fell in a wide pit.
4, Also between Ewekoro and Itori along Lagos-Abeokuta Express way
5, From Arigbajo down to Gudugba through Abule Oko to Papa lanto axis of Lagos-Abeokuta expressway
6, Papa lanto to Ewekoro roundabout of Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State
THANK YOU ONCE [OMO BABA FASHOLA, TI WON TI KOJA SI ODO OLORUN OBA] ENGLISH MEANING [THE SON OF PA FASHOLA OF BLESSED MEMORY] AS YOU COMMENCE THE REHABILITATION WORK, MAY THE GOD ALMIGHTY YIELD YOUR CALLS IN EARNEST AMIN.
NIGERIA SHALL BE GREAT
May God Guide Our Leaders Right
A Strategist/ Publisher
TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net).