3 Rubbish Ways Hidden Roads Are “Fixed” In Nigeria

January 21, 2020

The road from Mile 12 all the way to Oshodi is currently being fixed. You might look at this and think that it’s great that the government is finally doing something about bad roads in the country but it’s a lie. They’re only working on the ones you can see. Let me tell you about what happens when it comes to fixing hidden roads that have practically become craters.

1) With cement bags full of sand:

You’ll see workers gather at the “crater site” like actual work is about to be done, and for a moment, you’ll feel relief. Then you’ll see the cement bags full of sand being delivered and it dawns on you that history is about to repeat itself. They’re about to stack cement bags until the pothole is covered-ish. After being driven over for a few weeks, the bags will scatter and the road will be back to how it was in no time.

2) With just sand:

Person 1: What the hell are they doing?

Person 2 (straight-faced): Fixing the road.

Workers: *Shoveling insane levels of sand everywhere like they’re the cast of Pretty Little Liars in every episode getting rid of yet another body.*

FOUR HOURS LATER AFTER A 5 MINUTE RAINFALL

The End

3) With gravel:

Oh, you read that right. Fucking gravel. There’s a road that goes from Iyana Itire to Isolo market that’s so damaged now that it’s actually just one giant crater. The people who live there (and those of us who have to pass the road daily) cried out for years for that road to be fixed. Last year, the douche who was contesting for local government chairman promised to fix it if he was re-elected. When he was re-elected, this idiot poured gravel everywhere, ensuring that the tyres of any vehicle that passes that road daily would require regular checkups/changing.

I just…can’t even anymore. 😒

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