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The Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN

To Minister Fashola: Bad state of Sango to Iyana-Ilogbo axis of Lagos-Abeokuta expressway leads to fare hike- investigation

.Lagos-Abeokuta expressway requires urgent rehabilitation

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The extremely poor state of Sango to Iyana -Ilogbo axis of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State has skyrocketed transport fares beyond the reach of habitants/ passengers plying the route thereby further worsening their economic situation, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.

According to investigation conducted by TRADE NEWSWIRE, transport fare from Ifo to Oshodi as increased to N500 from previous fare of N300 and that of Ifo to Iyana-Ipaja has increased to N400 from previous fare of N250.

This unbearable increase in transport fares kick-started on Wednesday morning owing to the rain that fell on Tuesday 10th October, 2017 which further worsened the state of the road, as motorists and passengers had to pass a night on Sango to Iyana-Ilogbo axis of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State with traffic brought to a halt, which made many people got to their respective destinations at dawn around 4.30 am on Wednesday.

The attendant effect of the Tuesday devastation made public transporters to increase transport fares to the above stated prices.

It should also be noted that it is not only the said road axis that got spoiled, as the Idogo rail bypass that interject the Lagos-Abeokuta Express way at Arigbajo area of Ogun State also needed to be urgently rehabilitated, as fatal accidents often occurred therein leading to loss of properties and lives.

From Arigbajo down to Gudugba through Abule Oko to Papa lanto axis of Lagos-Abeokuta expressway; and Papa lanto to Ewekoro roundabout of Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State needed to be fixed.

Likewise, some portions of the Lagos-Abeokuta Express way between Iyana-Ilogbo and Ifo are also in a very bad shape; also between Ewekoro and Itori along Lagos-Abeokuta Express way needed attention; while not exempting the turning junction/point at Abekoko area of Ogun state just after Ifo.

On the above mentioned Abekoko area, most times when vehicles, especially long lorries negotiate turning back to Lagos route, they usually fell in a wide pit on the side of the route that head towards Lagos at the turning point, owing to the fact that the road at that exact turning point is not wide enough to completely accommodate a bend negotiated by vehicles, a development that eventually made long lorries falls in the pit at the turning point.

TRADE NEWSWIRE correspondent found that the road is extremely in a bad shape and humbly urge the Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) to expediently rescue motorists on this road by putting the road in good shape, as it is draining the little financial resources on them, as it is unjustifiably expended on transport fares and mechanical repairs of their vehicles.

TRADE NEWSWIRE urge the Federal Government to construct drainages on the said road axis to avoid a yearly-dilapidation of the road which had for long been a recurring decimal, as our investigation found that the consistent bad road was largely due to lack drainages, which resulted into flood settling on the asphalt and consequently weakens it; cracked asphalt; removal of asphalt from the road; creation of pot holes on the road; unnecessary hold-up; waste of productive time/ man hour; increase in transport fares to make-up for the lost time; inflation; and eventually leads to increase in poverty.

 

NIGERIA SHALL BE GREAT AND PEACEFUL

May God Guide Our Leaders Right

 

Sulaiman Adenekan

A Strategist/ Publisher

TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net).

 

 

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