Lawmaker blames collapsed Badagry road for deadly boat trip

Lawmaker blames collapsed Badagry road for deadly boat trip


A Lagos lawmaker, David Setonji, has raised alarm over the total collapse of Lagos-Badagry expressway following the drowning of some persons en route to the coastal city last Wednesday.

About 10 persons reportedly died while four others are believed to be missing after a boat en route Badagry capsized at Kirikiri, Lagos on Wednesday.

Setonji, member representing Badagry Constituency II in Lagos House of Assembly, said on Saturday that the total collapse of Badagry road forced the victims to undertake the ill-fated journey on waterways.

He said. “I am devastated by the pictures of the victims of the boat mishap that happened between Lagos and Badagry. Our people are looking for alterative 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.”