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Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by autojosh: 12:52pm On Jul 31, 2018
Festac Town is one of the oldest planned communities in Nigeria.

This expansive residential estate was originally built to host participants at FESTAC 77 – an African Festival of Arts and Culture that held in 1977.

At the time it was built and commissioned, Festac town was a model residential estate. It was the first of its kind in Africa. Festac town, then, boasted of world-class social and public amenities. But most importantly, the estate featured access to public transportation and an excellent road network.

Indeed, Festac town - at its early stage - was a choice residential location in Nigeria.

Sadly, today, most of the one-time excellent amenities and public infrastructure in Festac town have collapsed or enormously deteriorated. For instance, the expansive road networks in Festac are in atrocious conditions.

Note, Festac town is managed by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA). However, the Federal, State and Local Government all lay claim to the management of the estate.

Each tier of government occasionally issue the residents with various charges ranging from valuation fees, local government levies to tenement rates.

The battle for the control of Festac Town has lingered on between the Federal government and the Lagos State and to the detriment of the residents of the Estate.

Today, Festac suffers from a terrific neglect by the governments. There are no functional infrastructure. Public infrastructure that still exist are in atrocious conditions. Notable of these infrastructure are the network of roads.

As a result, driving on the roads in Festac have become a very bumpy and unpleasant experience – no thanks to the various roads there that are replete with crater-size potholes, eroded road surfaces and collapsed portions of some roads.

Indeed, Festac town is a classic example of a place with absolutely no presence of government.

Festac town is located in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos state.

Interestingly, the headquarters of the Amuwo Odofin Local Government is situated in Festac.

The Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government is Executive Chairman, Engineer Valentine Oluwaseyi Buraimoh.

The Governor of Lagos state is Akinwunmi Ambode.

The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) reports to the Federal Government of Nigeria currently headed by President Mohammadu Buhari.

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by autojosh: 12:52pm On Jul 31, 2018

Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by OneCorner: 12:56pm On Jul 31, 2018
Ambode purposely left the roads undone because he knows Festac has a large population of igbos.
Ambode hates igbos simple

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by bedspread: 12:58pm On Jul 31, 2018
Almost all the roads From Festac to Amuwo odofin are in a Diplatated state with Exception of the road from 2nd Rainbow to the befor th festac bridge.

Despite the Huge investment of Companies, Hotels, Big Hospitals, Banks, Ports,etc..
Amuwo-odofin which is one of the Highest Revenue making Local government in Nigeria is a place where the boys share money..

This is a Local government where The cry for the youths to take over gets me scared..

Before Now we had Mr. Ayo a young man who I felt could make a Name for Himself..... but yet it was a reign of Shambolism and Enriching of personal pockets..

Presently another Young man is der, who the last youngman Ayo singlehandedly enforced..
I am not presently in the Country so I do not know if there have been any differences from the last dispensation..

Amuwo-odofin Local government Chairman is Capable of fixing every Road in Amuwo-odofin with the Revenue it Generates if it wants..

The ABC road is a Death Trap!!
Patches on almost every road in Festac town is a little thing that young youth in Power can do.. it's not his money! It's the people's money!

We can't talk about the waste disposal in Festac/Amuwo-odofin that causes almost the whole zone to Stink...

I advise the young Chap Chairman to do outside the Usual and Make a Name for Himself in Festac/Amuwo odofin..

AutoJosh, May GOD ALMIGHTY grant you Higher Grace as you add your Quota to the Development of our Cities and Nation

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by peacengine(m): 1:01pm On Jul 31, 2018
Autojosh correct man

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by solutionist: 1:31pm On Jul 31, 2018
What a country.

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by solutionist: 1:45pm On Jul 31, 2018
OneCorner:
Ambode purposely left the roads undone because he knows Festac has a large population of igbos.
Ambode hates igbos simple


Must everything be reduced to inter-tribal innuendos?

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by tstx(m): 4:57pm On Jul 31, 2018
Lagosians where art thou

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by kenbee(m): 4:58pm On Jul 31, 2018
OK now
Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by tgmservice: 4:58pm On Jul 31, 2018
Ok grin

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by tstx(m): 4:58pm On Jul 31, 2018
Bad roads is directly proportional to cheap rent...


No wonder Blackface no wan park comot from Festac


see my signature

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by BruncleZuma: 4:59pm On Jul 31, 2018
2Face come and explain yourself.
Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by Bigdeeee: 4:59pm On Jul 31, 2018
OneCorner:
Ambode purposely left the roads undone because he knows Festac has a large population of igbos.
Ambode hates igbos simple

Have you not noticed that anywhere large populations of igbos gather, public infrastructure gets destroyed e.g Festac, Ladipo market, Trade Fair, Alaba, Okokomaiko etc! Check yourselves, not Ambode. You’re not the only foreigners in Lagos!

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by mybestlove(m): 5:00pm On Jul 31, 2018
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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by homotayo11(m): 5:00pm On Jul 31, 2018
Let's wait for Ambode's reply

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by BabaRamota1980: 5:00pm On Jul 31, 2018
OneCorner:
Ambode purposely left the roads undone because he knows Festac has a large population of igbos.
Ambode hates igbos simple

This is federal property. Lagos is trying to take it over. When Lagos acquire ownership there will be no need to repair it because this is eyesore. It should be torn down and rebuilt for purposeful living.

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by Eluwilussit(m): 5:00pm On Jul 31, 2018
solutionist:



Must everything be reduced to inter-tribal innuendos?

Pathetic. cry cry cry

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by lifenajeje(m): 5:01pm On Jul 31, 2018
Well done autojosh

I would have preffered pictures taken after it rains..

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by MimiShopping: 5:01pm On Jul 31, 2018
autojosh:
Festac Town is one of the oldest planned communities in Nigeria.

This expansive residential estate was originally built to host participants at FESTAC 77 – an African Festival of Arts and Culture that held in 1977.

At the time it was built and commissioned, Festac town was a model residential estate. It was the first of its kind in Africa. Festac town, then, boasted of world-class social and public amenities. But most importantly, the estate featured access to public transportation and an excellent road network.

Indeed, Festac town - at its early stage - was a choice residential location in Nigeria.

Sadly, today, most of the one-time excellent amenities and public infrastructure in Festac town have collapsed or enormously deteriorated. For instance, the expansive road networks in Festac are in atrocious conditions.

Note, Festac town is managed by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA). However, the Federal, State and Local Government all lay claim to the management of the estate.

Each tier of government occasionally issue the residents with various charges ranging from valuation fees, local government levies to tenement rates.

The battle for the control of Festac Town has lingered on between the Federal government and the Lagos State and to the detriment of the residents of the Estate.

Today, Festac suffers from a terrific neglect by the governments. There are no functional infrastructure. Public infrastructure that still exist are in atrocious conditions. Notable of these infrastructure are the network of roads.

As a result, driving on the roads in Festac have become a very bumpy and unpleasant experience – no thanks to the various roads there that are replete with crater-size potholes, eroded road surfaces and collapsed portions of some roads.

Indeed, Festac town is a classic example of a place with absolutely no presence of government.

Festac town is located in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos state.

Interestingly, the headquarters of the Amuwo Odofin Local Government is situated in Festac.

The Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government is Executive Chairman, Engineer Valentine Oluwaseyi Buraimoh.

The Governor of Lagos state is Akinwunmi Ambode.

The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) reports to the Federal Government of Nigeria currently headed by President Mohammadu Buhari.

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These ones are wonderful roads na, come to Oshodi and Mafoluku area, you will know that Lagos is living on past glory.

Ambode and all the current LGA chairmen are nothing to write home about. It is a pity, Lagos is collapsing so fast when it comes to good roads, too bad it hurts cry

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by stefanweeks: 5:02pm On Jul 31, 2018
My village get better road pass this one na

They better park their cars and start using bicycles

Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by bluefilm: 5:03pm On Jul 31, 2018
OneCorner:
Ambode purposely left the roads undone because he knows Festac has a large population of igbos.
Ambode hates igbos simple


What a shambolic way of reasoning.

So you want to tell me that Ambode is so dumb that he will purposely not want to develop his own land because of Igbo 'foreigners'?

Shame on you, guy.

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by amadice(m): 5:08pm On Jul 31, 2018
The governor just want to punish that area, during the last elections APC lost there.

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by delman88(m): 5:09pm On Jul 31, 2018
We just have a space occupier as LGA chairman
Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by Johnnyessence(m): 5:09pm On Jul 31, 2018
ambode isn't helping matters in both road infrastructure and education infrastructure too. lagos have the funds to fix these dilapidated infrastructures. but no, he is only good in collecting taxes.

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by Nobody: 5:14pm On Jul 31, 2018
from festac link bridge to alakija bus stop no good road, even the closes roads are bad to a point of where you exhaust get scratched when driving, and amuwo odofin hq is at 23 road, thank you op ,pls help festac town

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by Nobody: 5:15pm On Jul 31, 2018
BabaRamota1980:


This is federal property. Lagos is trying to take it over. When Lagos acquire ownership there will be no need to repair it because this is eyesore. It should be torn down and rebuilt for purposeful living.
If those properties enter Lagos state hand na in be say tinubu don hammer.I think say na Lagos state government own that land.No wonder we no dey hear complain of land grabbers in festac like lekki,ajah,vi,ikoyi,surulere and other high profile places.I no pray make Lagos state win over those properties because them go become tinubu's personal properties .

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by naijacentric(m): 5:17pm On Jul 31, 2018
OneCorner:
Ambode purposely left the roads undone because he knows Festac has a large population of igbos.
Ambode hates igbos simple
mumu

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by Jbleenk: 5:19pm On Jul 31, 2018
Festac town was well planned with world class amenities in place. We use to have phones installed on the stair cases and u only had to move in with only your clothes back then.

Smh for the crop of politicians that took over the affairs of Nigeria. It's sad

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Re: Checkout The Shambolic State Of Roads In Festac Town (PHOTOS) by ehissi(m): 5:20pm On Jul 31, 2018
F Town na PDP zone now. Everybody know that one....... angry

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