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Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by valentineuwakwe(m): 6:18am On Apr 07, 2020
Despite the lockdown in Lagos State to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of motorists were on Monday stranded in a gridlock on the Lekki-Epe Expressway.

Footage of the gridlock, which was trending online, showed hundreds of vehicles stuck in traffic.

“No isolation anymore, no quarantine in Lagos State, from Jakande Estate to Agungi, full hold up is going on right now,” the person, who recorded the video, could be heard saying.

Some of the stranded motorists lamented having to spend hours for journeys that should have lasted minutes.

While some complained that the gridlock was caused by security agents enforcing the lockdown by scrutinising motorists plying the road, others said not all those stuck in the gridlock were rendering essential services and thus, were exempted from the lockdown.

A stranded motorist, who is a health worker, said on condition of anonymity that she had to abort her journey to a hospital in the Ikeja area of the state after spending three hours in the gridlock, adding that residents were not complying with the directive on the total lockdown of the state.

The medical personnel stated, “I spent three hours navigating through Igbo-Efon and Jakande roundabouts. I was on my way to work and driving out of Lekki when I ran into the gridlock around 10am. I was still in the traffic by 1pm and in that period, there was a heavy downpour, so, I had to turn back at the Jakande roundabout.

“I learnt that the gridlock was caused by security agents enforcing the lockdown as they were stopping motorists and asking them where they were going. However, some of the people on the road were essential service providers. People are not complying with the lockdown at all.”

A Twitter user, Chiekezi Dozie, condemned the development and questioned the effectiveness of the lockdown.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-srY1Gwq98

He wrote on his Twitter handle, @iChexo,

“As if we are not mad enough as it is already this is Lekki Ezpressway 1 hour ago on a supposed lockdown. We really are a selfish bunch of people @Outsiderinside1 see ya people on lockdown. Please help me ask them where they are going today.”

When contacted, the General Manager, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Olajide Oduyoye, said, “There will be gridlock, because the police are all over the place checking that those who are supposed to be on the road are the ones that are allowed to be on the road and once that happens, there will be gridlock.

“The fact that there is a build-up of traffic doesn’t necessarily mean that people are violating the lockdown. However, it doesn’t change the fact that the number of vehicles on that road was a bit high, because I saw the footage too.

“But the government also said that markets could open between 10am and 2pm; the issue now is that a market is not at the junction of every street, so the people who are selling in the markets will need to be conveyed there and there is no purpose for the markets if people who need to buy cannot get there.

“So, that could also be a factor in terms of the increased number of vehicles on the road. People in the Lekki-Ajah areas are affluent and rely on their cars, and that was what, in my opinion, created what was witnessed on Monday morning.”

Source: https://punchng.com/heavy-traffic-in-lekki-as-lagos-residents-flout-lockdown/

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by gloriaunobi(f): 6:22am On Apr 07, 2020
Anarchy Loading

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by Karemarealty288(m): 6:36am On Apr 07, 2020
When they have been brainwashed that 5G is their problem and not Corona.

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by cRobo: 6:40am On Apr 07, 2020
something must push a man out of the house
I am so "HORNGRY"
Cant wait for this lock down to be over
I won't say a word

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by Flyingngel(m): 6:41am On Apr 07, 2020
I know Nigerians will not obey this lockdown for full two weeks because of poverty.
All the politicians that have brought up this lockdown have stored their houses with foods and drinks that can last for 4 to 5 months leaving the poor class to suffer.
We have in this country 10percent upperclass,30percent middle-class and 60 percent very lower class. Now tell me how the very lower class will suvive after 5 days of lockdown.

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by PureGoldh(m): 7:09am On Apr 07, 2020
If dz is true...then permit me to say that dx country gat no better plan for her citizens..

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by realstars: 7:18am On Apr 07, 2020
As We Have Different Languages, Riligion, Tradition, And Believe, So Is The Mentallity Differs.
Nigerians Are Not Afried Of Dead, We Are Used To The System, We Are Different People, One Nation.

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by u11ae1013: 7:18am On Apr 07, 2020
They only took yellow buses off the street

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by Tonymegabush1(m): 8:43am On Apr 07, 2020
Even me i go drive out hate staying one place even when watching Tv channels every 5mins i must check out all available channels.........

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by Lanre4uonly(m): 8:58am On Apr 07, 2020
It is accepted that this is a very difficult period but man must eat.
#StaySafe.

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by Racoon(m): 9:01am On Apr 07, 2020
This is not right but government have left the hopeless populace with no choice.

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by ignis: 9:35am On Apr 07, 2020
Hunger is real and kills faster than Coronavirus.

Survival instinct at play.

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by tempem: 9:35am On Apr 07, 2020
We shall all reap what we sow now... No be curse. angry angry

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by StrikeBack(m): 9:36am On Apr 07, 2020
cry
Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by Nobody: 9:36am On Apr 07, 2020
Come ikorodu here, nothing like lockdown, it is business as usual. cheesy

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by Elslim: 9:36am On Apr 07, 2020
Lol

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by Ray360: 9:37am On Apr 07, 2020
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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by Openbusiness: 9:37am On Apr 07, 2020
Do they think it's everybody that has 30billion for akant like Davido? Besides, people still need to move in certain circumstances like going to the hospital if you have a health issue or going to pharmacy to buy drugs or going to buy fuel or going to buy food. Na hu no get motor for dah side go suffer am. Even the government acknowledged some exceptions like this. So what's the noise for again. Nigerians are their own worst enemies. See this one na as him mouth dey leak dey do ofofo for government. So taskforce can go there to extort bah? Mtchewwww!! How many cars dem wan check? Na fake ID card sure pas. People go beat the system if the system is crazy. Man cannot die for haus

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by ogaemma: 9:37am On Apr 07, 2020
Fake News. Don't mind those Corona lier's.
Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by Etizz: 9:37am On Apr 07, 2020
Lol.....guess they will all be arrested as funke akindele right?

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by nijabazaar: 9:37am On Apr 07, 2020
By the time we get the Italian situation. Nobody will force us to sit one place

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by marvin906(m): 9:38am On Apr 07, 2020
Lagos that has a 100+ cases are behaving unconcerned we in Delta with zero Case lockdown wan finish us..
market's are 90% lockdown now..
police everywhere

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by SaintHilary(m): 9:38am On Apr 07, 2020
grin grin

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by rawtouch: 9:38am On Apr 07, 2020
shey them nor go hustle food ne..

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by Jaynom(m): 9:38am On Apr 07, 2020
But they're in their cars na
Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by Galaticos444: 9:38am On Apr 07, 2020
Tonymegabush1:
Even me i go drive out hate staying one place even when watching Tv channels every 5mins i must check out all available channels.........
someone like you can't b faithful to a particular woman grin

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by Azano(m): 9:38am On Apr 07, 2020
when we finally realized that our government are the real yahoo yahoo

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by Joefat: 9:38am On Apr 07, 2020
Isokay

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Re: Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown by Nobody: 9:39am On Apr 07, 2020
Only if they shared reasonable items to us .. We won't be revolting like this..

I don't the relieve materials ooh but judging by what I saw .. This government really thinks us for fools...
Nigerians in diaspora even got better food items that Nigerians at home...

Las las Nigeria would become the worst hit country which of course wont be a surprise..

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