13th September, 2010
Travellers were trapped in the rain for several hours last weekend on the failed portions ofÂ Benin-Ore road.
Users of the road usually face nightmarish experience following the failure of the FederalÂ Government to fix it. It gets worse during the rainy season.
Motorists and travellers who were heading to their various states in the east got stuck onÂ the highway last Thursday and Friday when desperate interstate bus drivers who drove againstÂ traffic to avoid the bad spots blocked one another on both sides of the busy highway.
A traveller, who gave his name simply as Agbor, regretted travelling by road, adding that heÂ would have travelled by air from Lagos to Calabar, and taken a bus from there to his homeÂ town in Ogoja, Cross River State.
Other travellers expressed similar regret and wondered why Nigerians should be subjected toÂ such harrowing experience by their leaders.
Some of those trapped said the latest situation was a childâ€™s play compared to what theyÂ experience during the Christmas rush in December whereby they spend 24 hours or more on theÂ spots.