Residents of Satellite Town, Amuwo Odofin, have commended the Federal Government and Alia Engineering for the rehabilitation of the drainage system on Navy Road.
Israel Chukwuka, a resident, was pleased to speak about the ongoing project which had caused residents of the community distress for many years.
“They are working here.” This flood here was terrible. I can’t complain about the work they are doing here.”
Ezenyilimba Miriam who is a cashier at Wellmax Pharmacy along Navy Road expressed her satisfaction with the job done so far.
“The flood is not as bad as it used to be, and I’m sure when they are done, it will get better.”
Although Agboola Ademola, business center operator along Navy Road, was impressed with the progress of the project, he complained about the delayed project, which has been ongoing since November 4, 2021.
Staff of Alia Engineering Company, Majd Arede (project manager) and Ahmad Nasrudeen (area manager), said Navy Road was free from heavy flooding but blamed the delay in completing the project on circumstances beyond their control.
According to Arede, the NNPC pipeline in the area was one of the reasons why the drainage rehabilitation is yet to be completed.
He said NNPC engineers needed to fix its pipelines before Alia engineers could continue working on the drainage.
“They stopped working on the drainage between December 8, 2021, and February 25, 2022.”
Nasrudeen also blamed the busy Navy Road for the delayed project, as he assured residents the drainage system would be completed soon and the rehabilitation of the Navy Road would commence.