Iseyin Youths Take Charge, Clears Major Roads of Sand, Debris
Some Iseyin youths, under the aegis of Iseyin Youths Forum (IYF) have taken charge of the maintenance of the major roads in the township to forestall degradation of the roads by erosion and blockades by sand.
The raining season has had negative effects on the Iseyin township road, constructed by the late Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s administration as deposits of sand by flood have clogged most points of the road, causing some tarred sections to give way and leading to craters.
The Chronicler Newspaper however met the IYF members at the frontage of the Iseyin District Grammar School, Iseyin (IDGS), on Saturday, clearing the heaps of sand through the support of some well-to-do residents who provided lorries to evacuate the loads of sand.
When probed about the intention of the group to take up the task, their Chairman, Alhaji Nureni Ali said it was necessary, as the State government will not construct roads and still maintain same, saying it is the collective responsibility of residents to take up the maintenance work of public infrastructures.
”We thank the individuals that have supported us to achieve the task of safeguarding the interests of our community, especially when it comes to maintaining major infrastructures put in place by government.
”Our members contribute money to achieve most of the works of this nature while they also make use of their sweat and strength to do the work, the community should imbibe those spirit and do same in our various areas to maintain projects that serve collective purposes.
”A philanthropist gave us four trucks to evacuate the sand without collecting any money, we used to contribute among ourselves to pay truck owners for the evacuation, but we thank the man that came to our rescue this time around.”
The Chronicler Newspaper noted that five truck-loads of the sand have been evacuated while our correspondent was at the location.