NLC protests poor state of Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

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Members of the Ogun state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have occupied the Lagos- Abeokuta expressway to protest the deplorable state of the road.

During the protest, the angry workers accused the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, as an being insensitive to the plight of the people.

The protesters said Fashola visited the state last month and promised to begin reconstruction works on the collapsed portions of the Sango road but nothing was done.

The protesters carried placards with inscriptions like “We don’t want palliatives”, “We want good roads”,  “Dapo Abiodun save our souls from bad roads” and “We are not slaves in our country”.

The NLC chairman in Ogun, Emmanuel Bankole, said the union was not happy with the condition of portions of the Lagos-Abeokuta road and its environs.

“We will not allow anybody to take away our right. In times like this, we do not have any option other than to express our displeasure with the government,” he said.

The chairman said the 21 days ultimatum given by the NLC to Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, after his visit to Sango-Ota, had lapsed.

Bankole said Fashola had promised to commence palliative work on the road but nothing much had been done since then.

 




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