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FRSC urges motorists to find alternative routes as protesters block Ore-Benin expressway again

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) advised motorists and other road users using the Ore-Benin Expressway in Ondo State’s Odigbo Local Government Area on Saturday to seek alternate routes because protesters have again blocked the motorway.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the protesters, who were protesting the scarcity of redesigned naira notes, locked down the motorway and set fire to disrupt free flow of traffic.

According to NAN, protesters who began their protest on the Ore-Benin motorway on Friday returned to the axis on Saturday, disrupting commercial activity and leaving motorists and other road users stranded.

Mr Sikiru Alonge, the FRSC Unit Commander in Ore, told NAN that the expressway’s traffic congestion made it difficult to control traffic for motorists and other road users.

He also urged motorists and other road users caught up in the traffic congestion to exercise patience, telling others who are yet to get to the area to find alternative routes to continue their journeys.

Alonge called on government authorities to deploy other security agencies to the area in order to join FRSC in moving the congestion on the axis.

“The Ore-Benin expressway is blocked right because of protesters, those in the traffic congestion should exercise patience, but motorists and other road users who are yet to get to the axis should find alternative routes to continue their journeys.

“I also implore authorities at the State and Local Government level to deploy other security agencies in assisting the FRSC personnel control the traffic.

Meanwhile, ASP Funmilayo Odunlami, Police Public Relations Officer, Ondo State Police Command, told NAN on telephone that police personnel had been drafted to the area to guide against a breakdown of law and order.

“We are warning the youths not to take laws into their hands because we will not tolerate destruction of government property or breakdown of law and other under any guise,” Odunlami said. (NAN)

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