Lagos Residents have complained about the lengthy hours spent in traffic due to accident and bad roads, thereby urging the government to take urgent actions to address the issue.
Earlier today, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps had confirmed the death of five persons who were burnt to death and 10 other who sustained injuries in an accident involving a white Mazda bus at Onigaari, on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Oladele said that the accident which occurred around 8:49 a.m. was caused by overspeeding and loss of control. The sector commander said that the crash involved 18 passengers comprising 17 male adults and one female adult.
The FRSC boss said “the lone crash involved a commercial bus that travelled all the way from Sokoto state but stopped briefly in Ibadan to pick other passengers. The white coloured Mazda bus with registration number WWD 302 CB, was heading to Lagos before it lost control at Onigaari due to speed and collided with the road median and upturn,” he said.
Later in the day, a diesel tanker fell on the Otedola bridge which caused a heavy gridlock on the road. The Rapid Response Squad in Lagos notified road users to be cautious and assured that it would be addressed.
@rrslagos767 Advisory: A disel laden tanker has fallen just a few metres beyond Otedola Bridge (inward Ogun State). Traffic build up has extended to Ojota. Motorists are advised to drive with caution. Emergency responders are making efforts to remove the fallen tanker. #TheGoodGuys
However, the gridlock extended to other areas of Lagos and Nigerians on Twitter have reacted about the incident and want the government to address the issues of traffic on the road. Here are some of reactions on twitter.
@DatstarMayor Imagine working from Monday to Friday and you’re stuck in traffic on Lagos-Ibadan exp. for over 3 hours on Friday evening. How long would it take to fix that road? 100% sure that prayers won’t solve our problems in this country at this point. We have to try another approach.
@Qsallyb Bad roads Narrow roads Broke down vehicles And many more contribute to this horrid traffic we face everyday and nothing is being done! No wonder life expectancy in Lagos is 45.If you make it past 45 you’re considered one of the lucky ones.
@TDBofLagos You want to advertise your business offline, and you want maximum traction? Go and put your ads on billboard along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. With the traffic, people don’t have a choice. They’ll see your ads, patronize and finish your product while in traffic
@OgbeniDipo Lagos accounts for over 50% of Nigeria’s industrial and commercial establishments yet plagued with traffic congestion. @akorive001, writing for CNN Africa noted that employees in Lagos are stressed, burned out and exhausted simply because of ‘hellish traffic.’ #Ekotraffic
@samsonlek1 Lagos Traffic: 2hrs to work in the morning and 4hrs back home. 6hours on the road. Lagos is supposed to be getting better. I thought traffic holdup was history on 3rd mainland bridge.