#PMBinLagos: Residents Groan Over Traffic Congestion, Increased Transport Fares

Ronke Sanya  
Updated March 29, 2018


Lagos residents, on Thursday morning, took to social media to narrate their ordeal in the traffic gridlock which gripped the state in the wake of preparations for President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit.

The gridlock according to the residents started from Wednesday night as Lagosians hurriedly went about the daily activities sequel to the work-free day declared by the state government.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, had announced on Tuesday that declaring Thursday a work-free day to enable residents to come out and welcome the President when he arrives.

Also in line with the President’s visit today, March 29 and tomorrow March 30, the Lagos government announced that movement will be restricted to certain areas but alternative routes will be provided.

Many residents who were stuck in traffic on Thursday morning due to the restriction of movement were left with no other option but to trek to their workplace.

Expressing anger at the disruption caused by the gridlock, residents took to social media to share pictures and short videos showing them trekking to their workplace. Others shared pictures of the traffic congestion, fuming and lamenting over increased transport fares.


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President Buhari is expected to commission the new Ikeja Bus Terminal, attend a colloquium in honour of the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, and also embark on a tour of the Eko Atlantic City, among other activities.