By Wole Adedeji, Ilorin
Residents of communities in Pakata area of Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State have appealed to the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to come to their aid in reconstructing a damaged culvert in the area.
The appeal is coming on heels of the commendation coming to the governor for fixing roads that had long been bad in communities across the state, Ilorin, the state capital inclusive.
The Pakata area communities begging the governor to include them in the development package were Alada, Tidibodo, Alomonikun, Abatasunsehin and Maikaara.
They made the appeal in a statement jointly signed by Alhaji Ganiyu Mutalib and Alhaji Abdulrahman Solihu, Chairman and Secretary of the communities respectively.
The communities claimed that the damaged culvert had affected their economic activities, because the road had been rendered unpassable for long, adding that they often resort to take longer routes to connect to other communities.
Their case, they said, gets worse whenever it rains, as they pointed out that rains are often attended with flooding causing several areas to get submerged in the flood.
They said, “We are afraid that when the rain starts again, it will be torrential as a result of the long break.
“If the rain starts, our property, buildings and little children may be in danger as a result of the attendant flood that will take over the entire communities.
“Sir, we hereby implore you to please urgently come to our aid and rescue us from imminent flood when rain commences again.”
Commending Governor AbdulRahman for his masses-oriented programs since he assumed office, the communities added, “We specifically commended you for your love for the masses, especially the down trodden ones.
“On behalf of the entire residents of Alada, Tidibodo, Alomonikun, Abatasunsehin and Maikaara all in Pakata area of Ilorin, we pray Almighty Allah to continue to guide you to pilot the affairs of the state to greater heights.”