The Ogun State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure , Ade Adesanya , says contractors repairing the Lagos- Abeokuta Expressway have stopped work after being attacked by hoodlums .
The commissioner said , “ The hoodlums beat and chased the contractors and their team away from site . ”
He said the development was responsible for the slow pace of palliative works on the road .
Adesanya, who disclosed this to journalists in Abeokuta , lamented that many of the contractors were injured while more than 100 truckloads of materials meant for the road repair could not get to the site .
The poor condition of the Lagos- Abeokuta Expressway, a federal road , has made travelling on the road a nightmare .
Hundreds of youths from the area had, two weeks ago , protested the bad condition of the road , calling on both the federal and the state governments to fix the road .
The commissioner said , the state governor , Dapo Abiodun , had immediately directed the contractors to carry out palliative works on the failed portions of the road due to the recent protest .
The commissioner , however, lamented the attacks on the contractors by hoodlums .