Residents and shop owners along Magboro Road in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State have complained of dust after the untarred section of the road was graded to allow easy vehicular movement.
According to sources, the tarred part of the road began from Magboro bus stop and ended at Cele bus stop while the rest of the road had remained untarred for years all the way down to Makogi area.
According to a resident, Bayo Adekale, the untarred road always gets graded with a caterpillar every end of the year, thereby leaving behind a dusty environment.
“Once it’s October or November, the road gets graded with a caterpillar. Though, the effort enables smooth movement of vehicles, it leaves those of us living along the untarred part of the road battling with dust. As you can see, the mosquito nets and the roofs of houses along the road are dusty,” he lamented
A trader, simply identified as Iya Bola, said they faced the situation every year, especially during harmattan period when the weather is very dry.
“We are always left to inhale dust everyday. This is what we face every end of the year when the harmattan season arrives. Our wares also get dusty,” she said.