How To Beat Traffic Jam In Lagos State Nigeria Daily

how to beat lagos nigeria traffic jam

How To Beat Traffic Jam In Lagos State Nigeria Daily

7 ways to beat Lagos Nigeria traffic jam everyday.

4 thoughts on “How To Beat Traffic Jam In Lagos State Nigeria Daily

  1. di na oyinbo land..please let use our anchor person in the clips.pidgeon for even better.this doesnt look like our roads and its quite clear.
    two things to make u evade lagos traffic.
    leave early
    listen to radio
    its the only saving grace we all know

  2. If you want to beat traffic in Lagos, simply leave early or if you up to the task, lodge very close to where you going too.

  3. I’VE ONLY BEEN to Lagos once, and that once was enough for a lifetime. The traffic jam that swallowed me up between Ojota and Ikeja—a distance of about 8–9km and not more than 20mins by driving—kept me suffocating for close to two hours. It was in that horrid moment that I pitied Lagosians. They are suffering, whether we accept it or not.

    LET US JUST EXAMINE a typical case: A man moves into the state, rents a one-bedroom flat in Ikotun at N200,000–N250,000. He leaves by 4am every morning to where he works in Ikeja, and it takes him about 2hrs due to traffic wahala. He shuts down from work around 5pm and heads back to his house in Ikotun, but this time, the traffic is thicker, and he arrives home by 10pm. He settles down to sleep an hour later, only to wake up by 3am the following morning and rush through his morning devotion(if he observes that, anyway), takes his bath, dress up and be on his way to work by 4am again.

    SO THIS MAN SPENDS less than five hours per day in a house he rented at N200–250K. That’s like wasting that money. It is far better to find a mango tree, make it as comfortable as can be, and sleep there! Believe that!

    THIS IS why I told myself that Lagos was not good for me. But it is our visionless and hypocritical leadership that caused this traffic congestion in Lagos. The FG has sworn that no other seaport would work in the country except Tincan Island. Hence, people from all over the country head to Lagos in droves. Imported goods take months to be cleared, which would have otherwise been done within a few days if other seaports were working. This affects the economy of the country as a whole, as she makes less money in a given time than she would have made if several other ports were working. It is just like coming to a bank where you have only one cashier. You waste your whole day there due to the very long queue, and the bank loses money. That is why they employ several cashiers to make more profit and increase efficiency.

    BUT NIGERIA is not serious at all. Port Harourt alone has 3 ports. There are also ports in Calabar, Warri, and Akwa Ibom(if I am not wrong). To add to this, the FG has been playfully speaking of dredging River Niger. All these would have decongested Lagos at a blink, and led to increased revenue for the country.

    BUT NO! THE WON’T have it! no! It seems to me that this did not happen by mere thoughtlessness. It is a calculated move to keep the western state booming, while the growth of the south-south and south-east regions is kept under check. And they say Nigeria is one.

    • @ Metu, you said it all. Greediness, and wickedness is dragging us backward.
      In USA, govt is dispersed all over. I cannot recollect any substantial govt edifice in Washington DC.
      God help Nigeria.

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