Motorists within Ilaro township have expressed disappointment over the poor drainage system across the town, calling on government to act fast in order to avoid flood within the township.

This expression came aftermath of a night rainfall that turned major roads within the town to refuse depots, thereby causing traffic havoc and unhealthy environment within the town.

According to a motorist, “Library-Orita ilaro road is always like that anytime it rains and with no particular response from government in the last ten years or more”. He however blamed residents living within the Library and opposite Anglican Grammar school areas of Ilaro for dumping refuse into the drainage system anytime it rains.

Inkline Times further gathered that, the patiko area of Tunde Ibikule road is usually affected anytime it rains, with heaps of refuse being deposited on the main road.

Also, at Powerline-Oke-Ela road, motorists, motorcycle riders and pedestrians were in a gridlock on Thursday morning after the rainfall. The river Ela bridge became the dump site due to the rainfall, threatening members of Iluoeju community with imminent flood.

It should be noted that, the two drainage systems from poweline junction to Ela river had been blocked for years with no sign at hand of any maintenance from the local government.

While calling on government to save them at Sabo area through provision of good drainage system, a trader, Mrs Alake urged described Sabo-Odo eran area as a terrible axis for both motorists and pedestrians anytime it rains.

Other areas blocked by heap of refuses include, One Ola-express road, Leslie end of Sawmill area among others. Also, some of these roads littered with refuse and blocked drainage systems directly linked to one river or the other which if not managed, could lead to flooding.


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