At the earlier stage of this blog, I used to lament a lot about Lagos traffic. I did most of my blogging then on Lagos traffic, usually in a BRT bus and sometimes in danfo. That period was not
beans easy o, I dreaded morning and evening just
because of traffic. If only I could just say some incantations and disappear to
appear at work in the morning and vice versa ine evening, I would think to
myself… na wa ooo. Thene I had this employment (a Federal Government Graduate Internship Scheme initiative) at Lekki, a work that brought a lot out of me, including so much inspiration that has kept me in blogsvile
till this day.
God hears prayers, shea you know? He heard my lamentations and answered. I got an alternative job which was not too far from my hood. My work was just 50 naira away from home. I could trek if I wanted and I did when I felt like. The most beautiful part of it was that I could wake up just before 7:00AM and still get to work before or by 7:30AM. My colleagues were envious of me, I could guess but I cared less; it was my luck.
But like they say “Nothing really last forever… enjoy the moment while it lasts”, I was enjoying the pleasure of living not too far from work and not facing the real Lagos traffic, until I was requested to change my job function, as such changing location from which I operate to render the required services.
The long and short of all this my story is that I now have to go to the Island nearly every day of the week including alternate Saturdays. Now I face this traffic I have always dreaded morning and night, and it is not easy. I don’t know if the traffic situation keeps getting worse or what. Ikeja to Lagos Island phew… lemme say the truth seeef; the journey is actually from Ikeja to Ajah. Omo, that place is far die. The situation is bad such that those going to South Africa from Muritala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja would have arrived their destination even before you will go from this same Ikeja to Ajah via road. It gets that bad most times.
I don’t want to disturb myself trying to suggest solutions to this Lagos traffic menace that happens nearly everywhere in the state. I am only lamenting so that you will know and not accuse me of being a foolish spender when I purchase a chopper that would be taking me around and around when I so wish…lol. Na Joke ooo!
I saw this news on BBC yesterday that there was a serious traffic that had lasted for more that 48hours already, from Mombasa to Nairobi. I was like, ooooboooy! After I confirmed the news, I resolved that I will stop lamenting over Lagos traffic jam, at least small. Hehehe… But people are trying o. No wonder the life expectancy of an African on the average is about 55 years; stress left and right.
O God, help Africa… O God, help Nigeria… O God I am kneeling, mbok intervene on this Lagos traffic issue. (Say amen naaa)
It is 5:00AM ; Off I go to join the traffic again… see ya’ll.