There was temporary respite for Lagosians who regularly ply the Ikorodu road-Western Avenue expressway last week.
These commuters woke up to meet the absence of parked container trucks on the expressways and on popular flyover bridges along the expressways.
This was last Friday – a day before the APC Presidential campaign.
A campaign rally was scheduled for Saturday at the Teslim Balogun stadium. The stadium is situated along the Western Avenue axis of the expressway.
The overnight relocation of the trailers came as a huge and pleasant surprise to Lagosians.
The presence of these parked trailers has become a a major nuisance on expressways in Lagos. They have become the primary cause of traffic gridlock on these roads.
The situation has become a hopeless situation. Efforts by the successive Lagos state government to relocate these trucks from the expressways yielded no result.
Even threats by the army – who believed that the presence of the parked trucks on bridges opposite the Abati barrack was a security risk – failed to get the trucks away from the expressway.
Sadly, less than 48 hours after the APC presidential campaign in Lagos, the container trucks are back on the expressways and bridges in Lagos.
See photo below.