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Union calls on governor-elect to prioritise road infrastructure



Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Nigeria’s Tribune has reported that the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) has called on the Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to prioritise fixing Federal and State roads in the state. RTEAN believes that this will encourage the free flow of traffic and increase road safety.


The Chairman of RTEAN’s Lagos Chapter, Alhaji Mohammed Musa, called on Sanwo-Olu “to use his office to save lives of the people by fixing bad roads across the state and constructing new ones.”


“Many Nigerians die daily due to bad roads that lead to accidents or stress encountered during gridlock.


“A journey that should not take up to an hour can take more than six hours, especially on the major roads that are of economic importance to the nation.


“Our advice to the newly-elected governor is to look at road infrastructure and improve them, not only for us but for the good of Lagos residents who suffer a lot on the road,” Mohammed Musa said.


Mohammed Musa cautioned that the Lagos-Badagary highway was a death trap.


“This road is an international road, as it leads to the border between Nigeria and Seme.


“We want government attention on this corridor and others to alleviate the suffering of motoring public and commuters,” he said.


Sanwo-Olu was declared the winner of the poll on Sunday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).