A Nigerian man, Lawrence I. Okoro, who goes by the moniker “Sir Law” on social media, has taken to X to voice his concerns about the deteriorating state of the Benin-Warri road.
In his post on the micro-blogging platform, Okoro lamented the drastic increase in travel time along the route and called for help from the federal government.
‘’Benin-Warri road used to be 1hr drive but it’s now a journey for a day or 2. Nigeria needs help!!!’’
He said the conditions on the road have deteriorated to such an extent that what was once a smooth and relatively quick drive has now become a gruelling and time-consuming journey for travellers.
According to him, disrepair includes potholes, road sections completely eroded, and long traffic delays that further extend travel times.
He noted that the need for significant investment in road maintenance, expansion, and modernization has become evident.
”Infrastructure is a crucial driver of economic growth and development, and deteriorating transportation networks can harm the economy and the well-being of the people,” he said.
Many Nigerians hope the government will take swift action to address the challenges on the Benin-Warri road and other critical transportation routes across the country.
Experts say adequate infrastructure is essential for ensuring the ease of movement of people and goods, reducing travel times, and promoting economic activities.