A flood caused by an early downpour on Saturday left hundreds of travellers and drivers trapped on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway’s trade fair and Abule-Ado axis.
Due to the rain, which began at 5:00 a.m. and persisted for hours, the trade fair axis is currently preventing traffic from moving on the motorway. This has forced many passengers to disembark from commercial vehicles and resort to walking.
In order to prevent such flood incidents, some motorists and passengers requested the Lagos State Government to clean the drains.
A trader in Ebute-Aro, Lagos Island, named Ibironke Adegboyega claimed that the flood had prevented her from going to open her store.
“The flood has completely blocked the expressway; some vehicles that tried to access the road had been trapped in the flood.
“The drainage is blocked by plastics and nylon, preventing the passage of the water.
“Lagos government should wake up to its responsibility and clear the drainage; they should also warn the traders against indiscriminate dumping of refuse.
“I have to go back home now because it is dangerous to force your way in there due to the flood,” she said.
Passenger Toyosi Stephen said that the expressway’s obstruction was caused by the manner the project’s contractor built the route.
Bus conductor Mutiu Suru predicted that once the rain stopped, the flood would lessen and traffic would remain unimpeded on the motorway.
“The water obstructed the road because of the severe rain, but I can assure you that in an hour, traffic will resume.
All we have to do is be patient and unwind in our cars, he continued.
Communities in Badagry, including Mowo, Ikoga, Ansarudeen, Ajara-Vetho, Aghelaso, and Zogakome regions, were also impacted by the floodwaters.
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