A multimedia journalist, Anna Cunningham, recently shared images of the Lagos to Badagry road which she described as a death trap to many Nigerians.
Anna, who happened to ply the road recently, said the road alone could shorten one’s life if nothing else does. According to her, an urgent attention should be given to the express way.
A total disgrace, this road is shocking Lagos-Badagry. How are people supposed to travel this road daily? Just unbelievable. The road alone will shorten your life if nothing else does. Those responsible should be ashamed. pic.twitter.com/tmIjVUCeos
— Anna Cunningham (@journo_anna) April 16, 2019
As expected, many Nigerians on Twitter went berserk after seeing Anna’s post. They all agreed that the road is indeed a death trap and the government should be ashamed about it.
Some people even argued the images Anna captured are actually better angles of the road. This is because the road is, indeed, in a more deplorable state and much more dangerous than Anna’s pictures portrayed it.
I am sure these sections you snapped are some of the good sections of the road. The road is that bad!
— Ogundana Michael Rotimi (@MickeySunny) April 16, 2019
Just to let you know that this is the good portion of the road. When you get to the bad portions of the road, you will be too depressed to snap. I can guarantee that.
— Ncheta Ewuzie (@ncheta_ewuzie) April 16, 2019
This pictures ain’t doing justice to how bad the road actually looks
— Mona Lisa 👌 (@dollgina) April 16, 2019
Bad roads lead to a bad economy
Nigerians have the right to attack the Lagos State Government and the Federal Government for neglecting the road for years now. This is because the bad road is seriously affecting the economy.
Note that the Lagos-Badagry road is one of the busiest roads in Lagos State. Several businesses and popular markets exist in that axis.
The Alaba International market is located along that axis, and it happens to be one of the biggest electronic markets in Nigeria.
Another popular market located along this axis is the popular Lagos Trade Fair market.
The area is, indeed, a major business hub for the state. Bearing in mind the amount of revenue these markets generate to the state government, it becomes puzzling why the road leading to them should be left in such bad condition.
Therefore, it is not only shameful that there are not enough good roads connecting people to these places. It is also bad for the economy.
They will tell you there is no money to fix
TinCan to Apapa road
Lagos to Badagry road
These are two key roads to Naija main sources of IGR into the Fed Akkants.
But like their Elites, even their Supporters will activate the excuse of
due to "16yrs of PDP", say nothing about it. pic.twitter.com/2wZ4GG72un
— Alagba Ken (@AlagbaKenneth) April 17, 2019
The people are to blame?
Meanwhile, some other Nigerians argued that the government should not be blamed alone because the inhabitants of the area are also guilty. Some inhabitants are said to be in the habit of littering the road with dirt. This leads to flooding and other problems.
Somebody even argued that it is the duty of the dwellers to keep and maintain the area they live in and stop blaming the government for all their actions.
But it’s not @AkinwunmiAmbode that will keep its clean as it’s the duty of the dwellers in that area to ensure they live in harmonize environment. We suffer most from our actions and blame the government for it. Badagary LG and Ibereko LCDA are to Be notified bro.Abeg update Odds
— Babatunde Lasisi (@tundeperoni) April 16, 2019