Sometimes in April 2023, I did a post drawing attention of the state government of accident(s) waiting to happen because of an heavy concrete base lying along MKO Abiola way ringroad. It is important to note that the responsiveness of the Hon. Seun Ashamu, the Honorable Commissioner for Energy to avert any unforseen crises.
There are about 30 of them lining the road from Mile110 roundabout all the way down to the newly improved junction works at Challenge. However, it is becoming increasingly important to inform the authorities that these concrete base that still line the road median posses alot of dangers and should be evacuated as soon as possible. This we hope should complement the effort of Ministry of Environment and water resources who are recently seen cleaning the sides and evacuating the heap of sand that line these median.
While the light up Oyo project has received wide range of commendations from residents in the state claiming that the light has helped the free flow of traffic at night and want the ministry to do more particularly in the areas where the lights haven’t been on.
It is consequential that the ministry who recently sought collaborations with the towing vehicle association to forestall hit and run vehicles damaging the street light poles devices means for which they will evacuate these concrete bases that are already constituting nuisances to our roads.
We hope Hon. Seun Ashamu led administration continue to run their open door policy with the mantra “if you see something say something ”.
Itesiwaju Oyo ajose gbogbo wa ni
Idris AnimasaunPublic Affairs Analyst and Environmental enthusiast
Writes from Ibadan the Oyo State capital