They were both democratic heads of state for over 13 years and for the period, they approved billions of naira to fix some federal highways across Nigeria. Some of them include the Abuja-Lokoja-Benin, Port Harcourt-Eket, Kano-Maiduguri, Lagos-Ibadan, Lagos-Sagamu-Benin, and the Onitsha-Enugu dual carriageways.
Unfortunately, the roads are today in bad shape because they have been abandoned for several years. Ironically the two former leaders, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and former President Goodluck Jonathan have in the past four weeks narrowly escaped death on one of the roads they failed to fix as Nigerian leaders: Lagos-Ibadan-Benin highways.
While Obasanjo had his encounter on the deadly busy road last Saturday, Nigerians were kept in the dark on the experience of Jonathan who also narrowly missed death on the same road four weeks earlier.
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