Commuting in Lagos has become a nightmare. People leaving their homes for work, or leaving their offices for home, now do so resigned, knowing that hours will be wasted sitting in traffic, in this heat.
The traffic is everywhere. On Lekki-Epe Expressway, on Ozumba, Falomo, Ikorodu Road, the three bridges that connect the Mainland to Island, Anthony—everywhere.
Punch reports that the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, though, has said that the traffic is only temporary.
They are as a result of several roads being fixed, he said, and these works will be completed soon.
The Lagos State Government has noted the discomfort commuters and motorists have been experiencing since the beginning of the massive road repairs under ‘Operation 116’ across the State.
There is no deliberate action to cause Lagosians any pain; the present situation is temporary. The contractors are speeding up their jobs and they are being encouraged to work at night where possible, even as motorists are being advised to use alternative routes.
The administration sympathises with residents on the inconvenience suffered daily but in fulfilment of its commitment to making the roads motorable immediately the rains subside, resources and equipment have been deployed to fix degenerated roads. The discomfort will be short-lived.