ABEOKUTA – In a bid to contribute his quota to road maintenance and sustaining an easy flow of traffic on the highways, a man identified as Olanrewaju Adewuyi single handedly took a bold step by rehabilitating a major highway in Ogun State.
This was gathered by StarTrend Int’l Magazine at the Aro Neuropsychiatric Hospital Road, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, where the good citizen was spotted with his Benz car loaded with rocky stones to fill the big potholes causing gridlock for commuters plying the axis of Abeokuta, the state capital.
In his comment, Adewuyi said, despite the challenges and discouragements to accomplish his aim to create a temporary solution to the near-damaged road before the intervention of the government, he deemed it fit and persisted until it was achieved.
“The government cannot do it all at a time, but the onus lies on us to also make our own quota to complement the efforts of the government. I’m also a commercial driver, I often ply this road, but the hold up here since last week has been quite devastating.
“Many cars have broken down thereby creating unexpected expenses for owners. So, I decided to take the bull by the horn to make the road free of traffic jams,” Adewuyi said.
A close-by trader, Mrs. Yemisi Adebayo and a motorist, Mr. Ibiobami Joseph respectively described Adewuyi’s action as quite commendable, while enjoining the state government to augment his effort without hesitation to keep the road in good shape.