Ogijo, Ogun community seeks government’s intervention
THE people of Ogijo, a sprawling community in Sagamu Local Council of Ogun State, have appealed to the government to come to their aid by providing them basic necessities of life such as good roads, electricity and potable water.
They lamented that since the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo that it was claimed that work had been completed on Ikorodu-Sagamu road, whereas nothing was done.
They said that despite revenue generated by the state government and the presence of manufacturing companies in the town, the community has suffered neglect, noting that the only noticeable developments in the area are through self-help and community development.
For instance, they said often the people buy electric poles to fix electricity, which they hardly get.
The only state government presence in the area is when they pour gravels in some parts of the community which are often washed away by rain.
They bemoaned that Ogijo only has one public primary school and a secondary school amid numerous private schools.
The Chairman of the Community Development (CDA) of Obalere, Ifesowapo, Ogijo, Ayo Talabi said: “We are appealing to both the Federal and state governments to help us fix our road. We face a terrible situation passing this area from Agbowa to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) everyday. We appeal to them to come to our rescue because we voted for them. I can tell you that no new car will last more than six months on Ogijo road.
He added: “We don’t have access to good water; we only have one primary school and one secondary school, St. John Ogijo Primary School and Ogijo Community College. We have enough land to accommodate more schools even higher institutions but no government official is looking toward this direction.”