Residents of Surulere, Oke Oko Ibereko in Olorunda Local Council Area of Lagos State,  South West Nigeria, have appealed to the state governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, to  extend the dividends of democracy to them by constructing Alaka Street road with good  drainage channels before the whole community is submerged by flood, especially now that  the rains are heavy.

Speaking on behalf of the residents, the traditional ruler and member of Raji Fashola  Fans Club, High Chief Z.A. Alaka, said people always find it very difficult to get to  their places of abode whenever it rains and therefore called for urgent rehabilitation of  the road.

He lauded Fashola for his sterling leadership quality, noting that Lagos is now the envy  of other states in the Federation because of the governor’s giant strides.

Alaka called on other political office holders to emulate Fashola, while thanking him for  the expansion of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway already in progress.

The traditional ruler, however, wants government to provide good roads, drainage  channels, pipe-borne water, community hall and mini health centre, among other social  amenities in the area, while urging the council boss, Amida Abudu, not to relent in his  effort in ensuring better development in the area, just as he pledged the continued  support of his subjects for the chairman at all times.