School repairs Lagos/Ibadan expressway
Worried by the traffic gridlock and commuters? agony caused by bad portions on the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, Access International School in Magboro, Ogun State has embarked on some repairs of the ever-busy road.
The school?s Proprietor, Dr Jonathan Akpan said it has mobilised Mataba Construction for the exercise as part its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to the society.
Akpan told The Nation that the bad portions in four major places between Mowe and Magboro ? opposite the NASFAT praying ground, Red Cross office at Ibafo, Yetkem filling station, and Mountain Top University were filled up.
Akpan said the school embarked on the project which cost up to half a million naira because of the pains commuters, especially workers and pupils, have been going through since last year.
?Out of pity, I did this because both local and state governments are trading blames on who should repair the road and their conclusion has been that the road is a Federal road, so nobody was ready to repair it. I sought permission from the Federal Road Safety Commission and they appointed some of their men to work with us in order to help us control the traffic while the construction lasts.
?I believe this will be a big relief to many Nigerians who ply this road because of the trauma they have experienced in the past,? he said.
Apart from the road, Akpan said Access has supported many areas, including donating four laptops to the Early Childhood Department of the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) Ijagun, Ogun State to ease the processing of students results.
The Proprietor, however, called on corporate bodies and individuals to emulate this kind gesture by giving back to their society while calling on governments at all levels to make the welfare of citizens a top priority.
He called on the Akwa Ibom State Government to come to the aid of Ikot Udofia community in Nsit-Atai Local Government Area of the state by providing basic amenities, such as public schools, electricity, hospitals, and potable water, saying he dug the only borehole in the community five years ago.