The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ogun State chapter, on Wednesday in Sango-Ota, blocked the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway over the deplorable state of the highway.
The NLC Lagos State chapter of the congress joined their Ogun counterpart to stage the protest.
The protesters carried placards with various inscriptions such as “we don’t want palliatives,” “we want good roads,” “Dapo Abiodun save our souls from bad roads,” “we are not slaves in our country.”
The NLC Chairman in Ogun State, Mr Emmanuel Bankole, said that the NLC was not happy with the condition of portions of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway and its environs.
“We will not allow anybody to take away our rights. In times like this, we do not have any option than to express our displeasure with the government,” said.
The chairman said that the 21-day ultimatum given by NLC after the visit of Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to Sango-Ota, had lapsed.
Bankole said that Fashola promised to commence palliative work on the road but nothing much had been done since then.
“We deserve better than what we have seen today. What we see today is below our expectations,” he said. (Tribune)