Lagos residents have accused the Lagos State Government under Akinwunmi Ambode of hypocrisy for fixing roads around the New Afrika Shrine in Agidingbi, Ikeja area of the state, where French President, Emmanuel Macron is due to visit later today.
Macron is due to commission the newly-improved Alliance Francaise facility in the highbrow Ikoyi area of the state but will visit Fela Anikulapo-Ketu’s famous shrine located in the Lagos state capital today.
The roads were said to have spotted pockets of visible potholes but were neglected before the coming of the 40-year-old French leader.
Taking to Twitter, Lagosians wondered why the state government waited for the visit of a foreign leader before embarking on the rehabilitation of the roads.
See reactions below:
Because @EmmanuelMacron Is coming to Lagos, the roads are being tarred and alternate route digital bill boards are being constructed. Does this mean we the citizens do not deserve these without the visit of a foreign president? pic.twitter.com/SlrskZfxnS
— Olatomi Kolawole (@OlatomiOfGod) July 3, 2018
Dear @EmmanuelMacron, Can you visit Africa often?
Seems our leaders will fix our roads when they know you're coming.
All African Youths https://t.co/lGS3g6gKY0
— Ladi Ogunseye 🦁 (@LadiSpeaks) July 3, 2018
If you stay around The African Shrine area and the roads in your community need fixing send us the pictures and we will tag @EmmanuelMacron, you might get lucky he will stop by and your road automatically get fixed. #Lagospotholes @Gidi_Traffic
— Lagos Potholes (@lagospotholes) July 2, 2018
Seeing the whole environment around African Shrine in Alausa looking good and clean because of Emmanuel Macron has exposed our HYPOCRISY
— Dumnodi Okonta (@mitchokonta) July 3, 2018
I didn't know about the visit so was happy that govt is working. From nowhere, 2 weeks ago. Work started. Now in 2 weeks, they're almost done, in another circumstance, would it be done so quickly? Is govt more accountable to a perception than a reality of development? Disgusting pic.twitter.com/ndWRPk4DOR
— Oreoluwa Shonibare (@Amb_Ore) July 3, 2018
So because French president Emmanuel Macron is coming to the Afrika Shrine tomorrow, the Lagos State Government have decided to work on the road a day to his visit… #Naija! @AFRIKASHRINE @Gidi_Traffic pic.twitter.com/qSZW0OzSV6
— 👨🏻💻☕ (@HelloMilez) July 3, 2018