The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has laments over the multiple checkpoints along the Badagry-Seme road.
The former Governor of Rivers State, stated this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Wednesday.
In his statement he said before getting to the Nigerian border, you will have to stop at 17 checkpoints including many security agencies.
“I asked at the regional meeting that why is it that we saw four checkpoints on the way to Togo and Lome.”
“The security officer at Lome apologised, saying they usually had two checkpoints but due to Nigerian elections, they increased the checkpoints to four.”
“In Nigeria, election or no election, we saw 17 checkpoints. The government security officers said that they did not know where the people came from but it would be handled,” Amaechi said.
He took the opportunity to call on Nigerians to be patient claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has started working on the Badagry road with the support of two contractors.