Home of Nigeria Latest News and Updated Information
tag-iconbadagry , lawmaker

Lawmaker raises alarm as 14 drown on Badagry waterways

user_icon Posted by:
Tiamiyu Saheed Oluwatosin
views-icon Views:
like-icon Page likes:
dislike-icon Page dislikes:
calendar-icon Posted on: 2020-08-01 20:59:51
share-icon Share(s):

A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, David Setonji, has cried out overthe drowning of 14 persons.
The incident occurred on Wednesday.
Setonji said the increasing use of waterways was caused by the total collapse of Lagos-Badagry expressway.
Ten persons died and four others missing after a boat en route Badagry capsized at Kirikiri.
Setonji (Badagry Constituency II) told NAN on Saturday that he was devastated by the pictures of the victims.
“Our people are looking for alternative means of transportation due to the total collapse and neglect of the Badagry expressway. We have made repeated calls for completion of work on this very important access road to Badagry.
“We have suffered greatly and are still suffering. Governance should be about welfare and safety of the people. I am pleading and begging government to urgently intervene to make the road safer for people.”
Setonji, the Chairman, House Committee on Home Affairs, urged the government to fast track road repairs.
He lamented that the road is in shambles “and total mess at the moment, that is why our people resorted to water transport most times.”

DO YOU KNOW >>> Chinese fighter jets ‘target’ Trump’s messenger as tension deepens

READ ALSO >>> Lagos gives update on Agege flyover, 4th mainland bridge, Badagry highway

READ ALSO >>> Another lawmaker’s wife kidnapped in Jigawa

BREAKING >>> Chinese fighter jets ‘target’ Trump’s messenger as tension deepens

For All Nigeria Past Questions Visit www.QUESTION.NG

Kindly share this post on different Social Media below


NOTE: User comments in this section are, as the name implies, provided by users of this website. The question.ng team is not responsible for, nor do they endorse, any of the information provided here.