Sallah : Commuters Groan As Traffic Worsened In Ibadan, Lagos ,:Over 3,000 Trucks Stucked 

Over 3000 articulated vehicles have stucked within the Ibadan end of the Lagos / Ibadan Express way.
Many commuters now spent close to five – six hours navigating Ibadan axis due to poor road network occasioned by the slow pace of construction and expansion of the roads .
The driving distance from Iwo Road to CHALLENGE side in  IBADAN,which  is about 13 km have been blocked by Trailers,while the little available spaces are been competed for by intra and inter states Buses and Taxis .
Passengers were seen trekking long distances while commercial motorcyclists make brisk businesses by charging exorbitant prices. For instance,they charge as much as N2,000 from the Ibadan end of Lagos long bridge to Berger Bus stop while Ibadan Tollgate to Iwo road goes fur between N1000 and N1500.
GHnews learnt that many Truck drivers caught in the traffic  menace have spent days without  any respite .They blamed the hardship on insensitivity on the part of government.
Many vehicles that cannot withstand the gridlock have broken down sideways thereby compounding the traffic situation.
One of the drivers simply identified as Baba Yaro lamented the seeming negject of the poor masses particularly the commuters .
‘Lagos /Ibadan  Express way is an important road which connect the Lagos ,the commercial hub of Nigeria to other states. Any serious government should not allow this neediness hardship to befall us .Even of you are doing business and you have to spend days on the road before you reach your destination,how can this help our economy .
“As you can see ,we are carrying diffenct goods meant to be delivered at other states. And we are taking about bad economy ,how can our economy grow in thus kind of situation. The frustration is becoming unbearable.
” When you are doing Contruction and you diverted commuters to the one side of the road, common sense dictates you have to put  the only access road in good condition inorder o avoid current mess we are facing..You can see gullies on our so called Express way. This is shameful. Anybody planning to go home for Sallah from Lagos should have a rethink because, I dont know how they will navigate the Ibadan ,” he lamented.

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