IJOKO A FORGOTTEN COMMUNITY IN OGUN STATE
Written By YUSUF MUHAMMED
Posted By Town Crier News Nigeria
Published By Fitness Network Communications
Ijoko is a community in Ogun State, Southwest, Nigeria that has been forgotten over the years by successive governments in the State. In no time, the community will be cut off from the rest of the state as the only road that links the community to Sango Ota is currently being ravaged by erosion vehicles waded through the flooded road. At times several vehicles will break down in the middle of the flooded road forcing commuters to remove their shoes, roll up their trousers and walk through the flood to safety.
Ironically, this community plays host to the popular Dangote salt company and a host of other industries ranging from production, manufacturing etc.
Our reporters who went round the area described the situation as pathetic as the journey from Sango Ota which ordinarily would have taken fifteen minutes now takes up to one hour thirty minutes and from one hundred naira to five hundred naira.
Our reporter also spoke with a cross session of the motorist on their plight.
Mr. Jimoh Kehinde a commercial Bus driver said that they accepted their faith since no Governor is ready to help the community even though there are so many companies in the community that are paying tax to the government. “My brother we have to accept our faith because the reality on ground is that no Governor right from Otunba Gbenga Daniel to the present Prince Dapo Abiodun knows that Ijoko exists in Ogun State yet they do come to campaign during election.
Another motorist Mr. Adisa Lekan said he is considering parking his car at Sango Ota whenever he is coming home from work and entering public bus as according to him he has spent over N50,000 to repair the car in the past two weeks.
“Honestly I may start to park my car at Sango next week because within two weeks I have spent over N50,000 to repair this car and how much do I make in a month as a self-employed individual I don’t know of others”. He concluded