FG, LASG mute on planned 2-day blockade of Lagos-Badagry road by residents
Barely four days after a social media message went virile over planned total shutdown of the entire length of ever-busy Lagos-Badagry Expressway by aggrieved residents on the axis over unprecedented number of potholes causing massive gridlock daily, no comment has come from any of the government quarters.
Whereas random checks on the highway tend to suggest that the contractor had abandoned the scheme, some angry residents who suffer daily on the road have announced a planned blockade of the expressway beginning Tuesday, October 30 and Wednesday, 31 2018 to protest the neglect of the road by the Federal Government and the State Government after all.
Ahead of the given dates, the protest planners called on operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to stay off the road until it is repaired to avoid adding more injury to an expanding wound.
The message, titled: ‘MASS ACTION! MASS ACTION!! MASS ACTION!!! FOR REPAIR OF BADAGRY EXPRESS ROAD’ read in part; “There shall be mass action and mobilization of Nigerian citizens on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st October 2018 along Badagry roundabout to Mile 2. Youths, Market women, CDA’s, Students Civil servants, drivers and all other road users are to come out en-masse at Badagry round about; Aradagun junction; Muwo junction; Oko-Afo junction; Magbon junction; Agbara junction; ACOED roundabout; Iyana-era; Iyana- ishashi; Okokomaiko; LASU junction; Iyana-Iba; Volkswagen; Agric B/stop; Trade fair Under Bridge; Abule Ado; Alakija; Agboju; and Mile 2 Bus stop.
No vehicle shall be allowed on the road during the 2day period of MASS ACTION on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st October 2018 between 7am- 6pm daily. Our Politicians have failed us and the only way to rescue our situation is through MASS ACTION.
Journalists and other media men are enjoined to cover this noble cause for broadcast to the whole world to know the plight of the Nigerian people”.
‘Kindly forward to your contacts and friends for effectiveness.’
When contacted, Police officers at the Tedi Police Station, opposite Ojo Military Cantonment said nobody had come to ask for permission to protest even though the sufferings on the road have become unbearable to everybody including the Police in the discharge of their duties.