NLC threatens to shut down Lagos-Abeokuta freeway


The Lagos and Ogun chapters of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is determined to reveal Wednesday towards the contemptible condition of the Sango Ota share of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

The Lagos chapter chairperson of the union, Funmi Seesi, acknowledged in a assertion Tuesday that they’d be becoming a member of Ogun Speak counterparts to “alternate the narration of the road.”

The assertion acknowledged even when the “complete crumple” of the road has led to the shortcoming of many lives and destruction of vehicles and firms, the authorities has confirmed no downside.

The deplorable state of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway (Photo credit: NLC)
The contemptible command of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway (Picture credit: NLC)

21-day ultimatum

Ms Seesi urged PREMIUM TIMES that that is now not the main time the team would call the eye of both the federal and command governments to the uncomfortable condition of the road.

She acknowledged they had earlier issued a 21-day ultimatum on October 6 to the authorities to repair the highway which, she acknowledged, has change into a loss of life entice for commuters and motorists however it in fact fell on deaf ears.

She acknowledged the disclose would ground all actions within the dwelling till the authorities intervenes.

“The 21-day ultimatum elapsed at present time. There’ll seemingly be a full shutdown on this road, Sango-Ota road, there’ll seemingly be a full shut down from 7 a.m.,” she acknowledged.

“We can now not allow any car to transfer, we won’t allow the market to open, we won’t allow any one to inch that road. We want to method the eye of the authorities.

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“We don’t possess any substitute road, if we had an substitute road, let them (federal and command governments) inch and gain it passable.”

She acknowledged the team has been calling the eye of successive governments however there has been no intervention.

The team threatened to shut down the axis for 3 days till their search data from is met.

“We’re now not going dwelling. We can park all our vehicles, block the road, sleep in our vehicles, we can put together dinner on the road,” she acknowledged

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