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Transport unions commend FG’s achievements on road construction, rail service

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Two transport unions in Lagos State have commended the Federal Government on its achievements as the country celebrates its 58th independence anniversary.

Muhammed Musa, the Chairman, Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), gave the commendation in an interview with journalists on Monday.

Musa said that the incumbent government had done much in road and rail constructions, adding that very soon Nigerian would start enjoying the benefit of various development programmes put in place by the government.

“The popular Jebba-Mokwa road has been fixed and the Lagos-Ibadan expressway is undergoing final stage of completion.

“The ongoing construction of Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail will soon be completed, we appreciate the government’s effort in putting all these development in place and we are still expecting more from it,” he said.

The RTEAN chairman appealed to the Federal Government to come to the rescue of residents of Badagry and its environs by fixing the popular Lagos-Badagry road.

According to him, the road has become a death trap to road users and it has cut so many communities away from the city.

“We appeal to the government to look into our plight in this axis of the road, in fact, the road is in a horrible condition. We are begging the Federal Government to come to our aid by rehabilitating the road for the benefit of the people.

“Orile-Mile 2, Okomaiko, LASU, Ojo Iyana Iba to Badagry corridor is a no go area for some Lagos residents for a long time, it’s like passing through hell while travelling along the corridor, we appeal to government to come to our aid quickly,” he said.

Tajudeen Agbede, the Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers Lagos State Chapter, also congratulated government.

Agbede thanked the government for its efforts in making the country attain international recognition in economic and social development.

“It is my pleasure to thank the government for all its efforts to make the country better for citizens.

“I also thank the citizens for all their support to the government in making it successful to celebrate this year’s anniversary in peace and unity,” he said.

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