Sunday, October 17, 2021

Residents protest bad Benin-Warri expressway

Edo State residents and road users yesterday protested the dilapidated nature of Benin-Warri expressway.

They urged the Federal Government to fix it.

The protesters gathered near the Benin Bypass at a point called Setraco junction and accused the Governor Godwin Obaseki administration of insensitivity in fixing the bad portions of the strategic road

Speaking on behalf of the protesters, Patrick Eholor, a human rights activist, said the peaceful protest would continue until the bad portions were repaired.

He said: “We are tired of this kind of insensitivity of the government to the plight of the people. We must remind government officials of their responsibilities.

“We are telling the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, to do the needful. This road must be fixed. We are tired of seeing innocent people die on the road. Accidents do not recognise tribe or class.”

“The people we elected into political positions have failed us. So, we the citizens are saying that we are going to continue this protest until the Works minister comes here to fix this road. We are here to stay.”

Eholor advised the protesters not to be afraid, but to continue to put the insensitive government officials on their toes.

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