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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Transformation comes to Benin-Lagos road

 What it used to look like...
What it looks like today. 
Guess traveling by road is a lot safer now. Welldone GEJ

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

YAaay I am the frist.nice one

Anonymous said...

Really? Let's praise GEJ for this. The road has been in a bad state for so long. He should keep it up and do more

Anonymous said...

Well done ke? Is it not our right as citizens to enjoy such amenities? Pls if should do& sort out Nepa too.

Unknown said...

My face smiles seeing this development. thumb up GEJ

kcee said...

Thats very nice. He should keep it up.

Str8FrmDaHips said...

Linda..u sure that wasn't photoshopped..abi GEJ is working??..this is a monumental feat!!..many have died on this road..including Fred West..MC LOPH!!
Citizens Right or not..many Presidents didn't do nothing...commendable and do you know Power Supply is about to be de-regulated??...

Croixxx said...

Well done GEJ...left lagos last week friday for warri by 3pm and got home jux in time for dinner ie 7pm..was S̴̩☺̴̩̩̥̩̩̩̥ happy. This is a̷ welcome development.

CRajiv said...

@Anonymous 12:26pm

SO youa re the first, how is hat helping us to manage the earths' oxygen? #moron..

@LindaIkeji: GEJ ko JEG ni.. Thank the minister of Works who has decided to "atleast work" IMHO

amy said...

As in ehn I used to travel from lag to benin 6-7hrz,but yestday it took me 3 hrz 30min even wit d hold up in lag.

Frenchie said...

Good to see to acknowledge some changes
slowly but surely na
with all the wealth in Naija we should be leading the way if not in Africa at least in West Africa but surprisingly enough I think only Naija doesn't have a national network for electric power smh

Anonymous said...

This is commendable. Fix the PHCN and we would not mind if you have to amend the constitution to stay for another 7 years.
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NKECHI said...

Oda be. I can now visit my village. Olorun ese o.

Anonymous said...

dont be fooled, it's only a kilometer stretch that was done like that, try Ore and see..

Anonymous said...

Way to go GEJ...at least wev got gud news nd dnt uv arrived....luk 4oda areas to develop

DollarBill said...

That's the problem with Nigerians: we beg and praise public officers too much. Why praise the President for carrying out his legitimate duty to the people and country? He should be arraigned and jailed for waiting two years to do it, and other Presidents before him should be lined up and shot for failing to do it; not that these actions would make up for the thousands of lives that road took.

Anonymous said...

D minister of works, engr. Onolenme is a find, he is doing so well, presently work's ongoing on d ugbowo axis of dis road in benin city.it's pple like dis GEJ needs around him, not d one dat will wear boots and helmet and be crying at d state of d road but will do nothing abt it! Mtchewwww!!

Bill said...

He no do! U complain...he does! u still complain...nigerians and their stupid pull him down attitude!! Mtcheew..... When u commend someone when he does well and criticize him when fails to do what he is suppose to do! He now takes ur view and strives to do well all d time to b praised....when u criticize all d time what's d use?

Anonymous said...

really? after how many years...i lost an uncle on that road some months back..am still bitter about it but at least its fixed.

Anonymous said...

oh okay!!! This must be the disma bisma anomy road that Hon Pat Obahiagbon was talking about loool. Thank God they fixed it.

Anonymous said...

If this is true all the way, then God be praised....that road has claimed more lifes than i wish to recall not to mention the frequent robbery...

Now comes our maintenance culture test,

Alicia says... said...

I think the roads should be expanded, to accomodate for more lanes on both sides and possibly truck-only lanes..

Anonymous said...

April fools day gist...

ade said...

the road looks good.
i wonder if they still have the stupid 'check points'.
i went from lagos to igbinedion (okada) and there were exactly 40 checkpoints in the 4hr journery. it got reallyyyyyy annoying. They wont even take 100 naira from you ooo...
mchewwwwwww. its ridiculous. Carry guns and road blocks to collect money bcos the crime you committed is going to school

Uchlady said...

Well...I don't think GEJ should be praised...We should tell him 'Do more'...You praise him and he feels he's done a lot....He should provide the masses with the basics...He has done nothing yet...I can't remember when last I saw a pot-hole...because where I am,the government works!...We can be like that too...

Uchlady said...

Well...I don't think GEJ should be praised...We should tell him 'Do more'...You praise him and he feels he's done a lot....He should provide the masses with the basics...He has done nothing yet...I can't remember when last I saw a pot-hole...because where I am,the government works!...We can be like that too...

uniben_stdnt said...

IT IS NOT.....NEVER(!!!) GEJ. OSHIOMHOLE's handiwork.

Unknown said...

Opeee O! Nice one. But my fear is the duration before it gets damaged, considering the nature of job most contractors do... Well half-bread is better than none.
iNaija

Anonymous said...

15 yrs ago, benin-lagos was a 3hrs journey. Am not impressed, considering how many pple have lost their lives on dis evil rd. Anyway may God continue to change our leader's evil mindset. Even ‎​U̶̲̥̅̊я great grandchildren will be proud of ‎​U̶̲̥̅̊я gud work if U̶̲̥̅̊ work. D̶̲̥̅̊ president that can change D̶̲̥̅̊ power situation in 9ja is D̶̲̥̅̊ only one dat can impress ♏ε̲̣̣̣̥. My fingers я̩̥̊ crossed Gej!

Anonymous said...

Please why not make it 4 lanes at once. This is the major motorway of Nigeria. I pay taxes so why so it is due but still good job for what it is worth.

Anonymous said...

This is the Nigeria that I know we can be. I hope they will continue with this, it's about time. One Naija!!!!

Anonymous said...

abi is this for GEJ reelction for 2015 as it is ehn they want favours you see dem go dey do good after dem receive am now dem go back to square one mshcew.....all said good deve as i would be going to benin soon myself!!!!

Roli said...

Ope oooh. They have finally broken the jinx lol

Anonymous said...

Wow, well done GEJ!!!!!! Please keep it up! A lot of souls have been lost here and I hope this puts an end to that at least. Even though it's our right as citizens of FRN to have good roads, the fact still remains that we didn't but now we are beginning to see change. We should commend GEJ and whomever decided not to loot all the money and actually did what they are supposed to do--no matter how miniscule. I hope GEJ continues this way.

Anonymous said...

May the soul of all the people that have died on this road rest in peace. My dear Linda, thank you so much for bringing us this piece of good news. It is long over due.I do not think GEJ deserve any praise. This is one of his government's responsibility to the citizens of Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

Well done GeJ. That road was so bad for many years. God bless u

Anonymous said...

shame on Tony Anenih and co. After choping billions, someone has finally done it.

Anonymous said...

kudos to our president, he needs more encouragement,atleast let him be commended for one good thing.
Eze

Anonymous said...

Most Nigerians are sycophants, that is why when the govt does a fragment of what is supposed to be her duty, we start singing praises. In civilized democracies where public opinion counts, any lost of life due to bad roads, would have lead to agitation for the minister to resign and face prosecution. How many lives have been lost bcos of bad roads? Needless to say that Nigeria makes billions of Naira everyday from the sell of oil. Do we have any social welfare system? No. Electricity? No. Protection of life? No. So what else do we use to measure a functional govt?

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 9:49

What else do you want us to say, to continue to curse them and abuse them or what. If they make little progress, we should encourage, and hope for a consistency.

Of course, this is what we expect them to do but if we already have a failed governement, people can only do little. We can give up on the government but can't give up on the people.

My only advice, Nigerians need to stop wasting money on useless things, we should get more involved in the government whether through protest, rallies and bringing major attention. We should also learn to invest instead of showing it off on material things.

Anonymous said...

Its a Federal Highway.reason why it cannot be Adams Oshimole..9ja is so frigging tribalistic and the Hausas are worse at this..Notice how anything Federeal that passes thru your respective states have become rubbish..visit those Federel Govt Schools..Federal Universities..most if not all in dire deplorable states..
If GEJ can do something really cool about Power supply through deregulation..breaking that monopoly..his re-election would be a done deal!!
I agree he should do better..shouldnt do same cos the predecessors did nothing..remember Senegal..can get booted out!!

Anonymous said...

I hope is not April fool as well!

Anonymous said...

Nice.

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with u. We celebrate mediocracy too much n re way to sentimental. Cos of dis 1km stretch fixed on the Benin lagos road, pple re ready to him again n not his party. They hav conveniently forgotten the state the country is in with all the looting goin on etc. We shouldn't sell ourselves short for our right pple! It's our right to hav his roads, healthcare, jobs, education, housing, power supply,etc, so until we hav all of these n more, let's not be carried away cos of wat govt is suppose to provide for her citizens. And let's not forget security of lives and properties from both domestic n foreign threats I beg.

Anonymous said...

Well done so far. continue into Onitcha and far.

Anonymous said...

Yes o. I have friends staying in ore who told me the portion is still as bad as ever even though rain hasn't commenced. That's why i always wonder what the noise is all about

Anonymous said...

When he bought those new airplanes and Nigerians complained,he said it had already been budgeted for by the late Yar'adua admin. Now he also should tell Nigerians that Yar'adua was also the one that approved the rehab of this road.
There's no sense in deflecting the criticism and admitting the commendations

Anonymous said...

Yea,supported!

Anonymous said...

While this is great, it is a basic amenity so no need to go over board with the gratitude.

PD said...

was in benin last weekend......the journey was smooth....they did a great job.............

Chikaka said...

It's long overdue1 Hallelujah!!

Anonymous said...

the road has not been fixed...only some bad portions of the road were repaired, but construction is still going on. I pas through the road every tuesday and friday os i know what i am talking about, if you doubt me go to mile 2 and enquire from the drivers who ply the road everyday.

kemmy said...

that is if the witches don't start using that route with us usual...lol

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