Motorists groan as gridlock hinders movement on Lagos/Ibadan road

Motorists groan as gridlock hinders movement on Lagos/Ibadan road

Gridlock, Tuesday, forced motorists and passengers to spend many hours on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

They were subjected to mental torture as man-hours were wasted for the better part of the day. The agony was worsened by a downpour.

Vanguard gathered that the ugly situation was caused by a goods truck that fell across the expressway blocking passage for vehicles coming from the Lagos end of the road.

The incident which occurred few kilometres to the Redeemed Christian Church of Christ, RCCG, camp, Mowe, forced motorists from the Lagos end to divert to the Ibadan lane end of the expressway.

The development worsen the situation, as it resulted in headlong traffic tussle, while victims groaned, lamenting the situation.

Those heading towards Lagos made a detour to the Sagamu interchange en-route Ogijo, while those coming from Lagos resorted to the use of bush-paths in Mowe village to find a way out of the predicament.

It was gathered that the presence of officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, could not give immediate succour, as many motorists spent over four hours before they could get out of the logjam.

A victim, Bolaji Adeniji, narrated his experience thus, “the situation was killing. “It took us four hours before we could get out of the place. A journey of 40 minutes from Lagos to Abeokuta took us over four hours.”

Sector Commander, FRSC, Mr. Ayobami Omiyale, described it as “terrible.” He said motorists were virtually grounded, adding that traveling from Lagos to Ibadan became a serious problem. 

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