The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), led by the Ogun State Chapter, on Wednesday shut down the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Ota, over the deplorable state of the road.
The protest which was carried out in collaboration with the Lagos State Chapter of the union saw protesters carrying placards with different inscriptions.
Some reads, “We don’t want palliatives”. “We want good roads”, “Dapo Abiodun safe our souls from bad roads”. “We are not slaves in our country”.
Emmanuel Bankole, Chairman, NLC, Ogun state, said, we will not allow anybody to take away our right, stating that the NLC was not happy with the state of roads along Lagos-Abeokuta and its environs.
“In a time like this, we do not have any options other than to express our displeasure to the government.”
He stressed, that the 21 days ultimatum given by NLC has lapsed after when Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, visited Sango-Ota.
Bankole said that Fashola promised to commerce palliative work, adding that nothing much has been done since then.
“We deserve better than what we have seen today, it is below our expectations”. He said.
Mrs Funmi Sessi, Lagos NLC Chairman, said that we believe in action, the time for talking is gone, adding that there is an urgent need to ameliorate the sufferings of the masses.
Sessi said that this action is long overdue as people were afflicted with serious pains as a result of the deplorable state of the roads in Sango-Ota along Lagos Abeokuta Expressway.
She said that the Lagos chapter has come to partner with their colleagues in Ogun toward the struggle to ensure that good roads are delivered to the people of the state.