November 29, 2022

TRAFFIC GRIDLOCK ON LAGOS-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY AS MOTORIST AND BIKERS DRIVE AGAINST TRAFFIC

Commercial motorcyclists, motorists, and commercial drivers driving against traffic on Sunday compounded the gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, as both sides of the road were blocked.

It could be seen that Okada riders, in particular, rode from the Magboro, Ogun State end of the expressway down to Berger, Lagos State.

Our correspondents saw some police and military trucks attempting to navigate their way towards Lagos through one-way, The vehicles of the security agents were closely followed by commercial buses.

Three lanes of the expressway inward Ogun State were blocked by vehicles trying to take one-way, which dragged the traffic to the Long bridge.

The spokesperson for the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, blamed the Sunday gridlock on the impatience of drivers.

Akinbiyi said, “Anybody that we catch flouting traffic laws, especially in terms of driving in the direction prohibited, such a person will be apprehended and ticketed. We can also impound their vehicles and Okada.”

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