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SIR: Without prejudice to the previous efforts made by the leadership of the concerned communitities comprising Agbenaje, Ajasa, Ikola, Alagbado, Ayetobi and Agbenuba, all within Agbado Oke-Odo Local Community Development Area of Alimosho Local Government Area, Lagos State – for the state governments’ prompt intervention to avert erosion crisis situation, I join my voice to cry out to the listening ears of Governor Ambode Akinwunmi.
                  
In addition to the ravages that trail unguided flood daily suffered by the Lagos-Ogun border residents is the abject lack of electricity in the entire neighbourhood. I am not sure there will be a better and fortunate period of time within which to make this clarion call except now that indeed, there is massive road reconstruction project ongoing in the affected areas.

On behalf of the leadership of the community development association (CDA) spread across these residential and industrial entities, I make bold to repose confidence in the performing governor’s disposition and readiness to deliver democratic dividends to all and sundry within the state.

It will be unnecessary for me to begin to enumerate the damage endured and the perennial sufferings which flooding and unstable electricity supply have subjected people of the communities to, but suffice to say that it has surpassed appalling level. Each time there is a downpour, the residents, schools, industries, etc. do not have alternative refuge place except to evacuate their flooded compounds. If you think their lamentations is limited to the rainy season, not at all; the electricity managers are just going to extend their exploitation to this same hapless people during dry season with the issuance of the infamous estimated utility bill for supplying darkness.
Unfortunately, the provision of the Pre-paid meter has been made to look impossible by the unscrupulous managers in the power sector. We earnestly invite the Lagos State government’s environmental agents and those concerned with development to pay an effective visit (not a cursory one) and make on the spot feasibility study. We beat our hands on the chest that their findings will compel the action-oriented governor to take the necessary steps to arrest the impending crisis situation.
                  

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