Residents of Konu, near Ishawo in Ikorodu West Local Council of Lagos State have appealed to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to pay attention to the deplorable state of roads in the community, particularly its access route into the area, a state road, which carries huge traffic daily.
Despite its bad state, the Konu to Ikorodu Road, which veers off from Agric Bus Stop to link Ishawo, serves more than 80 communities in the Ikorodu division.
Residents are not only lamenting the present state of the road, they are also calling on the state government complete the long stretch by dualising the road to link it up with several other far-flung communities along the Ikorodu axis.
According to the chairman of Konu Community Development Area, Richard Oduwole, the state of disrepair of the road is giving room to crimes of all kinds. “Worse still, the situation is hurting the vibrant real estate business going on in the community, particularly between Konu, Ishawo and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, up to Ibafo.
“What can change this situation is a link bridge between Konu road and the neighbouring Ogun State. A link road between Konu and Ogun State will benefit both states. It would be a relief to motorists and better alternative to the congested Lagos-Ibadan Expressway if a bridge is built between Konu and Ibafo. With that, people travelling to Ikorodu and environs would not need to use the expressway beyond Ibafo, which will cut off a huge percentage of traffic after Ibafo. This is why we are begging the governor to open up our area and bring development to Ishawo and Konu,” he said.