The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) on Tuesday called on the Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to fix both the federal and state roads for free flow of traffic when he assumes office.
The Chairman of RTEAN, Lagos chapter, Alhaji Mohammed Musa, made the appeal in an interview while setting agenda for Sanwo-Olu
Musa urged Sanwo-Olu to use his good offices to save lives of the people by fixing bad roads across the state, as well as 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 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,” the RTEAN boss said.
Musa especially called on the government to come to the aid of residents and companies doing business along the Lagos-Badagary Expressway, saying that the road had become a deathtrap.
“This road is an international road, as it leads to the border between Nigeria and Seme.
“RTEAN members worked so hard during campaigns and elections by making sure that members vote for the All Progressives Congress both at federal and state levels.
“We want government’s attention on roads across the state to alleviate the suffering of motoring public and commuters,” the union leader said.