A union leader said the protests would halt all activity in the area until the government intervened.
Leaders of the Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) in Lagos and Ogun will protest on Wednesday against the deplorable condition of the Sango Ota section of the Lagos-Abeokuta highway.
Lagos union president Funmi Seesi said in a statement on Tuesday that he would join his colleagues in Ogun in “changing street history”.
The statement said that while the “total collapse” of roads resulted in loss of life and destruction of vehicles and businesses, the government did not raise concerns.
21 day ultimatum
Seesi told PREMIUM TIMES that this is not the first time the group has warned federal and state governments about poor road conditions.
He said they had previously given the government a 21-day ultimatum on Oct. 6 to repair the highway, which has become a deadly trap for travelers and motorists but remains deaf.
He said the protests would halt all activity in the area until the government intervened.
“The 21-day ultimatum ends today. There will be a full stop on this road, Jalan Sango Ota, and there will be a full stop at 07.00,” she said.
“We will not allow vehicles to move, we will not allow the market to open, we will not allow anyone to pass through that route. We want the government’s attention.
“We have no alternative, if we have an alternative, let (federal and state) and make it passable.
He said the group had attracted the attention of successive governments, but there was no intervention.
The group threatened to shut down Axis for three days until their request is granted.
“We’re not going home. We would all park our vehicles, we would block roads, we would sleep in our cars, we would cook on the street,” she said.