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According To A Resident, There Are 744 Potholes On 9 Major Roads In Festac

A Nigerian man named Chris has taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to call out the Chairman of Amuwo Odofun Local Government Area for neglecting his duty and also a breach of his promise when seeking for office and also the poor state of Festac area.

According to him...

There are 744 potholes on 9 major roads in Festac. Yes, we counted. Meaning that you can't drive 200m in Festac without slowing to near stop, hold your breath and navigate through potholes that are better described as wells. When we say potholes, we don't mean scrapes and scratches. We are talking about ditches and wells that you CANNOT dodge. Yet the current local government chairman lives and works in Festac.

A break down:

  • 1st Avenue (2.4km) - 120 holes
  • 2nd Avenue (3.2km) - 152 holes
  • 21 road (1.9km) - 43 holes
  • 3rd Avenue (1.7km) - 29 holes
  • 4th Avenue (2.1km) - 49 holes
  • 5th Avenue (1.7km) - 97 holes
  • 23 road (1.8km) - 155 holes
  • 24 road (1.2km) - 61 holes
  • 7th Avenue (1.2km) - 38 holes

The current Chairman of the Amuwo Odofin LGA, Mr. Vincent Buraimoh, during his campaign, promised that the roads will be given proper attention. Maybe he has forgotten, so here we are to remind him because we are reminded every day. Every day when we dive into those holes and waste hours in traffic driving through ditches, we remember. We remember how politicians lie and don't expect anyone to call them out. Mr. Vincent lied when he promised "to rebuild infrastructure" in his manifesto. Abi road no follow?

If he has forgotten, then that is the height of irresponsibility. Maybe it is too expensive to fix and the LG doesn't have enough money. But these holes can be patched with hardcore which is relatively cheap. Maybe he is enjoying the new name Festac is acquiring: Pothole Estate. Well, in that case, Mr. Vincent Buraimoh is the King of Potholes.

We are asking Mr. Vincent Buraimoh to do what he promised. Because the once beautiful Festac that hosted the black arts festival in 1977 has become an eyesore and a shadow of its former self.

These are some of the potholes we are able to gather courtesy of Chris.

The Chairman of Amuwo Odofin LGA, Mr. Vincent Buraimoh

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