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28 Mar, 10 tweets, 2 min read
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The bad state of this road that has some of the biggest economic markers in the state is also bad for business.

The road is perhaps worst at Under Bridge bus stop just outside the Trade fair Complex.
Commuters usually walk all the way to Volks during rush hours.

Motorists and other road users are usually robbed in traffic or as they embark of the long walk home from walk.

Road users told Go Slow that transport fair has increased by more than 500% in the last 24 months.
After a widespread public outcry in 2019, Sanwo-Olu visited that particular spot are promised that work will be accelerated. That promise was not fulfilled.

Only a fraction of this corridor (The Mile - 2 Okokomaiko) has been laid with rail track.
The Okokomaiko to Agbara corridor is the only good part of the Lagos- Badagry Expressway. This is after the Federal government intervention in 2019.
The worst corridor of the Lagos - Badagry Expressway is from Agbara to Badagry roundabouts. the road is a collection of craters and deep potholes.

Though the Federal Government award contracts for the renovation of the road in 2018 only negligible work has been done there.
The bad state of the road is an incentive for illegal police checkpoints aimed at extorting commercial bus drivers and other motorists.

Commercial bus drivers have downed tools twice to protest police extortion. They got zero respite from the authorities.
Badagry people have protested over the state of the road in that corridor twice. The last one was during the #EndSars protests last October. They blocked the Agbara bridge and other strategic sections of the road.

The govt responded by arresting organisers of the protests.
The point of the long thread (we apologies and thank you for your patient with us) is that as the government is wont to do, ferrying the Super Eagles to Cotonou through the sea, it is has side-stepped the attention driving the players there will attract to its failings.
It is not an innovative or forward thinking move, as it is has sold the trip to be and people should not be fooled.
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28 Mar
The boss of the Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick told reporters that the Super Eagles travelled by sea to Cotonou "to enable the boys get a great view of our vast country".

Pinnick was lying.

This is going to be a long thread. Please be patient and read through.
The real reason the Super Eagles were ferried through the sea to Cotonou was to avoid decrepit of the Lagos - Badagry Expressway, which is now a collection of craters, open-air toilets and worst vehicular traffic any where in the world.
That corridor has become a recurring nightmare and an unending torture to residents of the area and other road users, Imagine how the players many of who grew up in Europe and elsewhere would think if made to travel through it to Cotonou.
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