Nigerians loathe to using pedestrian bridges that dot the country’s major cities, preferring to cross expressways on foot – road safety be damned. That era might be coming to an end, as the Lagos State government on Monday began a serious enforcement of pedestrian laws by compelling the use of pedestrian bridges. This predictably resulted in long queues at one of the city’s more busy bus stops at Ojota. Lines were backed up for several blocks, as authorities made sure the roads were clear of jaywalkers. The price of finally restoring order to the normally fast-paced and chaotic Lagos road scene was unprecedented pedestrian go-slows for lots of road users.
Don’t want this change,” Lagosians deplore the ‘human’ gridlock at the Ojota pedestrian bridge.
Ademola [email protected]_zie
It is only responsible for government to put at least three wide pedestrian bridges at Ojota to sustain the meaningful enforcement of use. @AkinwunmiAmbode.
While others complained of the Ojota pedestrian queue, one sharp guy just got a girl’s number. I know you know the rest of the story.
Egwumba [email protected]
I see Ojota trending today because authorities forced the use the pedestrian bridge – Long queue. Naija we hail thee.
@AkinwunmiAmbode Kudos gomina Eko: Ojota is the first. I hope it will be extended to other pedestrian bridges in the state.
Adeshina [email protected]_pitta
I just joined a really long queue at Ojota to use the pedestrian bridge. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
It’s just crazy. Every morning on my way to work, traffic is smooth from Ojota till you get to Agric. Very annoying.
oye [email protected]_oyeolu
This is unsustainable. Create a barricade like Ojota and Mile 12. Simple.
KAI officials succeed in getting Lagosians to use the pedestrian bridge at Ojota.
#Ojota Lagos State police, maintaining order at Ojota! How long will this be maintained?
Mr. Véè @Elnas007
If it were somewhere in the Americas now, you’d have heard someone just committed suicide because of the pedestrian queue at Ojota.
Stephen [email protected]_S_O_T_
Human beings sometimes need to be coerced to obey. Nice work at Ojota. Crossing the expressway is dangerous.
Passed Ojota today. What’s happening there is totally uncalled for. Our government is the real herdsmen.
Emma’ [email protected]
Lagosians who own cars will queue for hours at the filling station, so also will pedestrians waiting to cross at Ojota.
Alhaji [email protected]
As they have blocked Ojota express now, shebi they should have constructed new pedestrian bridges? Now we have to queue to climb bridge.
It’s only in Lagos that you will see leg traffic, like Ojota bridge.
Hassan [email protected]
Nigerians! Must we be forced to use bridges when it’s for our own sake? We’re just too ignorant. Ojota is an example.
This is not the first time they are enforcing Ojota Pedestrian Bridge usage. Way back in 2010/11 they did it. But these things die with time.
The government needs to construct VERY wide pedestrian bridge in Ojota as soon as possible!