BY YUSUF BABALOLA, Lagos
Economic activities along Lagos -Badagry expressway have been paralysed due to a failed section and illegal checkpoints on the road.
The road, which is a major one that leads to neighbouring Benin Republic and other West African countries, is riddled with potholes that a journey of 35 minutes from Agbara to Badagry now takes three hours.
A visit by our correspondent to the section of the road yesterday, revealed that not less than 21 illegal checkpoints and numerous pot holes frustrate commercial activities along the road on a daily basis. It was further observed that no fewer than 21 checkpoints manned by different security personnel are stationed on the express road, issuing numbers to commercial vehicles after collecting N300 from each of them per day.
Meanwhile, the Seme border Customs command has raised the alarm that the state of the road has affected its revenue generation. An officer who craved anonymity said transit cargoes now go through Idiroko border instead of Seme border because of the bad road.
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