Hoodlums attacked, chased away contractors repairing Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway – Ogun

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The Ogun State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Ade Adesanya, says contractors repairing the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway have stopped work after being attacked by hoodlums.

The commissioner said, “The hoodlums beat and chased the contractors and their team away from site.”

He said the development was responsible for the slow pace of palliative works on the road.

Adesanya, who disclosed this to journalists in Abeokuta, lamented that many of the contractors were injured while more than 100 truckloads of materials meant for the road repair could not get to the site.

The poor condition of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, a federal road, has made travelling on the road a nightmare.

Hundreds of youths from the area had, two weeks ago, protested the bad condition of the road, calling on both the federal and the state governments to fix the road.

The commissioner said, the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, had immediately directed the contractors to carry out palliative works on the failed portions of the road due to the recent protest.

The commissioner, however, lamented the attacks on the contractors by hoodlums. “The road is not in the best shape, it is in terrible condition but the directive from His Excellency Prince Dapo Abiodun is that it doesn’t make any difference if it is federal road, we need to make it motorable.

“For the past two and a half weeks, contractors have been working on the road, but unfortunately it has been difficult to get materials to the site in the last one week.

Adesanya hinted that the state was working with the Federal Government to take possession of the road for reconstruction.

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