The gridlock in Apapa does not look like it is about to end and has now got to Obanikoro – which might move further towards Ikorodu if nothing is done to salvage the situation.
On our visit to Ojuelegba, we noticed that many residents of the axis affected by the traffic practically walk to and fro their places of work, school and business.
In a bid to get information from the Lagos state government, we put a call through to the Commissioner for Information, Steve Ayorinde which proved abortive as he did not pick his calls, neither did he reply a text message sent to him.
However, some of the drivers of the trucks and trailers packed on the express were interviewed to state why they are there, when are they clearing up and what the government is going to solve the problem – also if they are protesting.
In their replies, many of them said they had no idea why the traffic was so intense, some of them blamed the problem on the bad roads, but one driver gave a peculiar reason – he said the contract of repairing the Apapa road was given to the wrong person (Aliko Dangote) instead of the regular Julius Berger.
"Dangote does not understand how to repair roads; he should not have been given the contract". This concerned driver speaks on the Lagos traffic gridlock.
Posted by YNaija on Friday, September 22, 2017