Thursday, 31 July 2014

LASG finally moves to clear blocked drainaiges

Over a year ago watchinglagos.com posted a second post after the first post months earlier about blocked drainage channels around mile 2 bus stop going to Orile as a result of trading on the drains cover and indiscriminate dumping of waste materials on the road which either gets blown into drain or is washed into it when it rains.

The drainage got completely blocked and instead of water flowing into the drain, it remain on the the road, turned green and due to that commercial buses avoided the bus stop and instead drop and pick passenger on the road hereby causing serious traffic backlog that at times goes as far as beyond festac 1st gate.

Recently we noticed that the drains around mile 2 and orile bus stops were being cleared but was dumped beside the drains. We hope the government completes this process before the rain washes them back into it.

Also, Julius has moved to their yard around coker bus stop to fix bad portions and finished some parts of the road that was left unfinished years ago.

Pictures from mile 2 and orile below





















Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Amuwo Odofin LGA fixing roads in Festac town

Festival town (A.K.A. Festac) is a Federal government estate in Lagos that has long been neglected by the Federal government since the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) moved to Abuja.

Residents have long complained about the roads and other infrastructures that have continued to deteriorate. The local government (Amuwo Odofin LGA) has been fixing roads in bits over the years but recently decided to fix all roads in the estate.

Residents have expressed happiness but some are worried because a portion 2nd avenue near 2nd gate market was fixed months ago and thereafter the LG started charging for parking around there and even those who park their vehicles inside the market, some claim that since the Local Government is receiving monthly allocation from the Federal Government, they have no reason to charge for parking in a Federal estate.

Below are pictures from ongoing and completed road repair projects






 All bad roads in Festac town are being touched and we will bring updates once the roads are completed.

More pictures later

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Epidemic Alert!! Stagnant water at Mile 2 bus stop (pictures)

Over 6 months ago, we posted pictures here from mile 2 bus stop of drainage channels already filled with dirt. The LASG was informed via its e-channels but up till this day nothing has been done about it. Whenever it rains the outlet meant for water is blocked so the water remains there.

The water is greenish already and this poses serious health danger for those trading around there and commuters who board buses there.

We once again call on the LASG to do some about this and other "newly constructed" drainage channels right from Orile on Badagry expressway already blocked.







WatchingLagos at ONE

First we would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year.

Exactly a year, www.watchinglagos.com was launched with a mission to publicise the good and the bad in Lagos, praising the good and attracting attention to the bad for correction, across Federal, State and Local government projects as it affects Lagos residents.

The past year has been both challenging but also encouraging. Since we can’t be in the whole of Lagos at once, we ask anyone who feels an area needs attention or there’s an ongoing project that needs commendation to send us pictures with details (pictures can be taken with mobile phones) and mail to us on watchinglagos@gmail.com or tweet at us @watchinglagos. You can also reach us via BBM on 75F548B3.

Thanks for being there in the past year, subsequent years look very bright, together we can do this.

Thanks.


The WatchingLagos Team

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Flood Alert!!! Stuffed Drainage Channels at Orile Bus Stop (Pictures)

Some months ago HERE we published pictures of blocked drainage channels at mile 2 bus stop on the newly constructed service of the Lagos-Badagry expressway, nothing has been done about it. Unknown to many, not only mile 2 is blocked but every bus-stop on that route has their drainage channels stuck with dirt and sand thereby leaving no outlet for water from rainfall which the drainage was originally meant for.

The cause of this might not be unconnected with the trading that takes place at those bus-stops as only bus stops are blocked, other areas are free from blockage.

We appeal to the Lagos State Government and all relevant agencies (Ministry of environment and Emergency Flood Abatement Department), even as we have made a complaint through their website moelagos.org, to look into this as a matter of urgency, the rains might have reduced but we shouldn't wait till the rain returns before doing something about this.

These pictures are from both sides of Orile bus stop.