Feature article: Fashola and the Lagos/Ibadan expressway

Obinwannem News Feature article: Fashola and the Lagos/Ibadan expressway

Next time, Minister of Work and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, tries to grandstand about the great job the guys at his ministry are doing, please remind him of the shameful mess that the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway has become.

Just as I sat down to write this piece, the following newsflash came in from cknnigeria.com: “The Lagos/Ibadan Expressway from MFM outbound Lagos is under total lockdown this morning with traffic stretching for hours.

No reason has been given for the lockdown. Vehicles have been stuck at a spot for hours. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes if you are heading to Ibadan, Benin, South-East, South-West and South-South via the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.”

For nearly 48 hours from Sunday afternoon, the six-or so kilometre journey from the community known as Magboro to the Berger end of the expressway took anything between four and six hours! Car owners stood helpless for hours in the near-standstill traffic situation while scores of commuters defied the scorching sun of those days to complete their journeys on foot.

People who left their homes early on Monday and Tuesday with the hope of beating the now regular slow flow of traffic were said to have been at the mercy of armed miscreants who exploited the combination of the immobile traffic situation and darkness of the early hours to inflict losses on innocent citizens.

That all-important road has in short, become a tale, which should not be told about any serious-minded nation.

Written By Adeluwoye Comfort Eniola Obinwannem News

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