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Commuters groan as Lagos roads deteriorate

By  Godfrey Bivbere
Motorists and commuters plying Apapa-Oshodi expressway have been subjected to harrowing experience in the last three days due to bad roads, coupled with the rains which have made the roads unmotorable.

Commuters have, therefore, appealed to the relevant authorities to come to their aid as they now spend between five and eight hours daily to and from work. Some of those who spoke with Vanguard named the problem spots as Tin-can Island, Trinity, Second Rainbow and Ilasamaja bus stops for those from Apapa to Oshodi

According to Mrs Bisi Adebayo who works at Tin-can Island second gate, she got home at about 10.30 p.m. on Monday, even when she left her office at 4 p.m.

According to her, she and her colleagues spent three and a half hours between Tin-can Island second gate and Trinity bus stop because of the bad.

Vanguard staff are now forced to remain in the office till about 10 p.m. before they could go home.

According to Mr Peter Egwuatu, Vanguard’s Capital Market Correspondent, getting to the office from Ilasamaja along Oshodi-Mile 2 Expressway is hectic due to traffic jam.

The traffic jam was caused by a pothole which almost took half part of the expressway along First Rain Bow bus stop close to Mile 2. A journey that would not have been up to 10 minutes took him over three hours.

They appealed to the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to come to their rescue by putting palliative measures since it is one of the busiest roads in Lagos.


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