Many have reacted in shock after a web user shared photo of the horrible state of the road leading to the International Trade Fair complex in Lagos lo
Many have reacted in shock after a web user shared photo of the horrible state of the road leading to the International Trade Fair complex in Lagos located on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway. The road which has been abandoned for a while now has become a death trap. The expressway has become almost unmotorable. As a result, there’s always traffic along the road, especially from Trade Fair Complex, past Iyana Iba and down to Okokomaiko.
The traffic starts as early as 4am and sometimes continues way past midnight. Often, commuters are forced to get down and trek to beat traffic. Also, trailers constantly fall on the bad road and there have been instances where commuters were crushed. Earlier, in January, a tanker caught fire and it spread to surrounding cars and lives were lost.
Also, last October, a tanker caught fire while in heavy traffic and the fire spread to nearby cars. Ann Cunningham, a BBC staff who visited Nigeria, recently raised awareness about the state of the road. She called the road a disgrace and warned that the road alone will shorten your life if nothing else does.