Dangote cement factory, Ibese trucks are destroying our roads in Yewa Land. Heavy trucks conveying products of the company are major contributors to the damage to the roads in Yewa land and Ogun State at large. Our roads were built based on 30tons trucks, but Dangote brought in 90tons trucks into the country and destroy all our roads infrastructure. He owns the highest percentage of trucks plying our roads in this country.
The communities in Yewa land are unhappy about the way the company is neglecting its social and corporate responsibilities in Yewa Land and its environs. Dangote group of company is busy making huge money at the detriment of the good people of Yewa land and also neglecting the welfare of its host communities.
An example of the roads is the Ibese-Abule-Oke-Imasayi-Iboro-Joga-Orile linking the old Sokoto-Badagry road. This has led to a strain in the relationship between the host communities and Dangote group of company. The Ibese to Ilaro part of the road is not passable as road users had to find an alternative roots. Businesses has been frustrated due to the bad conditions of the road.
I implore the company not to neglect its social and corperate responsibilities in as much as he is benefiting hugely from the host communities. I’m just amplifying the cry and also serving as the mouthpiece of my people.
Kojeku Adeyemi writes from Isale-Idiho quarters, Igbogila, Yewa North, Ogun State.