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Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by Lordsonempire(m): 8:53pm On Sep 20, 2023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV4UCLhqKsI

Motorists and residents, particularly youths, yesterday, barricaded the ever-busy Benin-Sapele Highway and adjoining streets, following the inability of the Federal Government to fix its failed portions.


The protesters and other aggrieved groups, under the aegis of Freedom Ambassadors Organisations in conjunction with Sarbag/Sapele Road residents, who embarked on a peaceful protest, left motorists plying the route stranded for several hours.

Lamenting the deplorable condition of the trunk-A road over the years, the protesters mounted canopies and chairs on the road, a move that indicated they were ready to remain there for as long as the government is adamant to take action on the road.

They warned residents in the state not to contemplate travelling Benin-Sapele road during the peaceful protest.


Addressing newsmen, Mr. Daniel Omorogbe, Chairman, Sarbag/Sapele road axis, said the blocking of the major road and its adjoining streets has become necessary, following a series of avoidable deaths and unquantifiable man hours commuters expend on the road while trying to get to their respective destinations.

He said when the road got bad previously, they went on a peaceful protest, which drew the attention of the Edo State government to commence work on it, only for the Federal Government to allegedly stop the state government from carrying out palliative works on the road, claiming that it is a Federal Government road.

“Last year, we protested and the state governor came and made his promise that within 24 hours, he was going to mobilise contractors to come and work on the road, really, he did.

“He came with Hartland and Levant contractors and after the first day of their working, the Federal Government sent their troops. I was there and nobody told me about it. They asked the contractors to stop the work. He was told the road belongs to the Federal Government and not to the state.

“Ever since, they have not been working. So, we sent another letter to the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing in Abuja and they replied to us.

“They said the road has been awarded to Levant Construction Company. When I went to Levant, the contractor said they didn’t award the road to them.

“I sent another letter to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, saying we want to have Sarbag meeting with him, but they didn’t allow us to see him,” he said.

Omorogbe added that the residents of the environs have taken it upon themselves to reduce the incidence of deaths on Benin-Sapele road and also put an end to the nightmare their children face when going or returning from school.

“For us, our children, cannot access their places on time. When our children are going to school through the failed portion, we get scared. It’s really a problem. Like the tanker that fell last two weeks there. If it had happened in the afternoon, it would have been a disaster, but the luck we had was that it happened at night.

“ So we feel the pain of our brothers who lost their lives on this road. The person that died there the other time, his marriage should have been done last Friday, he is our brother.

“Last year, a similar thing happened, somebody died under the bridge. So, the property that had been destroyed is unquantifiable.

“We cannot just fold our hands, we are all taxpayers, let the Federal Government come and fix the road, we are not begging Fashola to give us money, let him come and work for us.

“We are not leaving here any moment. If they come with their machine now, we will leave the road. If they come next month with their machine, we will leave the road, if it extends to Friday, the Muslim will say their prayers here and if it extends to Sunday, we will do our service here,” he said.

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by Deco7: 8:58pm On Sep 20, 2023
Benin Sapele road had been in deplorable condition since before 1960. Same as roads around Suru, Sibiri. Ajangbaji

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by Dest8sman: 9:01pm On Sep 20, 2023
Which federal road is in good condition nowadays?

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by EmekaA125(m): 9:29pm On Sep 20, 2023
Tinupoo doesn't care.

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by JagabanB: 11:12pm On Sep 20, 2023
Dest8sman:
Which federal road is in good condition nowadays?
I find it weird to see federal roads in bad condition not the other way round.
So there are so many many federal roads in good condition.

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by FuckTheMod: 7:32am On Sep 21, 2023
Good.

Edo State has one of the worst road networks if not the worst in the entire country.

All the ugly men that have ruled and continued to rule that state are as evil and corrupt as their ugliness.

Very foolìsh people.

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by IamAtAnger: 7:33am On Sep 21, 2023
smiley this is what suppose trend... but some gullible ones no sabi wetin dey do them... carry matter wey no get any impact for our current situation dey disturb internet space?... I wonder the kind eyes oyibo dey always use look us?.. things happened btw gangsters wey no one dey and know wetin really transpired btw them o... be4 u join street(cult) then you've made up ur mind.. cos if u live by the sword have it in mind that you'll die by sword nigerian youths turn am to national problem. Mtchewwww.. juz becos na trend.

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by Wisereborn: 7:33am On Sep 21, 2023
Threats were issued against a certain part of Nigeria not to vote, youths no protest undecided

Youths were killed at Lekki 2020, youths no protest

Jide Sanwo-Olu bury 103 people talk say them no get families, youths no protest

Crude oil, food and other basic amenities skyrocketed, resilient youths no protest

Flood dey carry people regularly, youths no protest

Roads have been taking people's lives, youths no protest undecided

What manner of youths do we have in this country

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by fredoooooo: 7:34am On Sep 21, 2023
This here is a protest, go to the representatives Houses,

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by Jamieb(m): 7:34am On Sep 21, 2023
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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by Starships4u(m): 7:34am On Sep 21, 2023
One of the worst roads in Nigeria presently.

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by Nairalander248: 7:35am On Sep 21, 2023
NLfpmods dey active this morning grin
Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by Pepperdemisback: 7:36am On Sep 21, 2023
That Delta state is something else, they don't use Electricity in Abraka. They live on generators only. Just imagine!

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by masseratti: 7:37am On Sep 21, 2023
Better youth.. Not the ones going on the street without knowing cause of death.

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by Maxymilliano(m): 7:37am On Sep 21, 2023
Most Trunk A roads are like this across the country.
Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by kiltoko1(m): 7:37am On Sep 21, 2023
Let them come to East West road in rivers state.. from eleme junction, is the part one
Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by ppogba: 7:40am On Sep 21, 2023
Deco7:
Benin Sapele road had been in deplorable condition since before 1960. Same as roads around Suru, Sibiri. Ajangbaji

If it is the same road from Benin thru Ologbo thru ethiope river bridge before sapele is the one being talked about, I vehemently dissagree with you that it has been bad since 1960.

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by Reference(m): 7:40am On Sep 21, 2023
What are their representatives in parliament doing.
Just sitting down and eating fat allowances instead of harassing the agencies that arrogate the authority for such works onto themselves.

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by Shimran(m): 7:41am On Sep 21, 2023
Dest8sman:
Which federal road is in good condition nowadays?
Kaduna-Zaria-kano express way
Makurdi-Lafia-keffi Express way

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by ppogba: 7:42am On Sep 21, 2023
Pepperdemisback:
That Delta state is something else, they don't use Electricity in Abraka. They live on generators only. Just imagine!

Some indolent state governments are finding it easy to blame the FG for everything these days. Even things that are low hanging fruits that can be done easily.

Ibori bad, Ibori bad, the worst of Ibori is better than the best of them these days.

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by Thoughty2(m): 7:43am On Sep 21, 2023
This is what people should be protesting. Not a music artist because he is famous.
There are many more people who are dead because of the government's greed and insensitivity, and no one is protesting that.

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by Gentlelox: 7:46am On Sep 21, 2023
FuckTheMod:
Good.

Edo State has one of the worst road networks if not the worst in the entire country.

All the ugly men that have ruled and continued to rule that state are as evil and corrupt as their ugliness.

Very foolìsh people.
That's a federal road. Go to school kid

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by phransix2: 7:48am On Sep 21, 2023
A more reasonable reason to protest.

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by thrillionaire(m): 7:48am On Sep 21, 2023
Yes! Things like this is what the youth should invest her energy protesting for. This is a worthy cause.

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by Pojomojo: 7:50am On Sep 21, 2023
This is what we are supposed to be doing
Protesting
Bad road
Fuel & school fees increase

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by OyeofIkoTuN(m): 7:51am On Sep 21, 2023
Checkpoint reach 500 for there.....na wa oo

Kidnappers at Jesse are having a field day.

Damn.

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by Pwettylinda(f): 7:53am On Sep 21, 2023
Thiefnubuu has failed Nigerians in Benin

Can't repair federal road sef undecided undecided

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by Bigchristo: 7:55am On Sep 21, 2023
FuckTheMod:
Good.

Edo State has one of the worst road networks if not the worst in the entire country.

All the ugly men that have ruled and continued to rule that state are as evil and corrupt as their ugliness.

Very foolìsh people.
Set the record straight Oshiomole an Auchi man did his best for Edo State beautifying and changing the look of the ancient city of Benin, comparing to the way it was when Lucky Igbinedion messed it up, in a nutshell the main Benin political elites aren’t interested in developing their state Obaseki has been there for 8yrs without notable achievements time to zone the governorship to Edo Central let another tribe still run the state let’s feel the difference

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by kilonshele101(m): 7:58am On Sep 21, 2023
Wisereborn:
Threats were issued against a certain part of Nigeria not to vote, youths no protest undecided

Youths were killed at Lekki 2020, youths no protest

Jide Sanwo-Olu bury 103 people talk say them no get families, youths no protest

Crude oil, food and other basic amenities skyrocketed, resilient youths no protest

Flood dey carry people regularly, youths no protest

Roads have been taking people's lives, youths no protest undecided

What manner of youths do we have in this country

Why not hit the street first with your placard?? grin

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Re: Youths Protest Terrible Condition Of Benin-Sapele Road by Tonytonex(m): 8:00am On Sep 21, 2023
Dest8sman:
Which federal road is in good condition nowadays?
dey play. Go to the North, You will see good roads.

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