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Access International School Repairs Bad Portions on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway


Worried by the bad state of some portions of the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, the management of Access International School, Magboro, Ogun State, has rehabilitated a part of the road to ease vehicular movement.

The school, which described the initiative as parts of its corporate social responsibility, undertook the rehabilitation of the road from the NASFAT junction to Magboro end of the Lagos/Ibadan expressway.

Before the rehabilitation, the bad portions of the expressway had become a major headache for users as they experienced traffic snarl and accidents in the area.

But the school Proprietor, Dr. Jonathan Akpan, said the school decided to engage a local contractor to fill potholes and reconstruct some damaged spots after he secured the approval of the Federal Road Safety Commission to do so.

Akpan said the school management had been observing the pains people experienced on the road since 2012 and after it discovered that government was not ready to rehabilitate the road, the institution took it upon itself to do it.

“We did this because we observed the pains that people go through on a daily basis. Workers spend hours on the road before getting to their respective offices. Pupils get late to schools and government which is expected to repair the road is not showing signs of seriousness. We sought the permission of the FRSC and they appointed some of their men to work with us in order to help us control the traffic while the construction lasted,” he said.

He added that the contractors had filled the potholes and repaired some damaged spots on the road with asphalt and other construction materials.

“We believe this gesture will ease traffic and the stress that commuters go through on a daily basis. It is a way of giving back to the host community where our school is located,” he said.

Some motorists and members of some communities close to the expressway commended the school for the gesture. One of them, who simply identified himself as Mr. Adejare, said that the school had also donated N1m to Imedu-Nla community near Mowe to help the people of the area instal a 500KVA transformer and another N1m to Magboro community for various developmental projects.

Source: Punch Newspaper

May 15, 2013 |

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