2019 elections: Eko bridge Tankers cleared over night as Buhari visits Lagos, Nigerians react
Lagosians have noticed and decried the immediate clearing of tankers along the eko bridge down towards ikorodu road following the announcement of the president, Muhammadu Buhari’s vist to Lagos state.
Many have expressed shock that the situation with the tankers which had become cause for concern but seemed too difficult to solve for months unend, suddenly found a solution over Buhari’s visit.
Some wondered who gave the order for the clearing of the tankers, that couldn’t have done so all these while, as others called out the government over their eye service.
A Twitter user lamented the fact that one year ago, he was knocked of the Eko bridge while on a bike because of these tankers, breaking several bones in his body and killing the bike rider on the spot.
Countless accidents have occurred in the three years since these tankers and trailers began to plague the Eko bridge/Ikorodu road, causing gridlock traffic all over Lagos.
The people of Lagos have pleaded with the Government of Lagos state to do something, anything about these drivers and their vehicles, all to no avail.
See some of the aggrieved tweets below:
I’m so angry and upset about this. Exactly a year ago today, because of THESE SAME FUCKING TANKERS, I was knocked off Eko bridge on a bike. I broke my right leg in several places, cracked my ribs and broke my left arm. The bike rider died on the spot.
— Obsidian ? (@Danonles91) February 8, 2019
Trailers and tankers all the way down from Eko bridge have been magically removed!
I just want to know something…
Who gave the order for their removal?
— The Morris Monye Factor (@monye_morris) February 7, 2019
8 Days to the Elections and everything in Lagos seems to be working fine..
– ASUU Calls Off Strike
– Tankers on Ikorodu Road/Eko Bridge Cleared
– Pot-Holes on Major Roads been filled up
– Even the light in my area now stays for hours.
How long do we continue this facade!
— OKAFOR UCHENNA OLUWAFEMI ?? (@Uchekush_) February 8, 2019
There are no trucks on Eko bridge because the president is coming tomorrow. 2nd time in a week that these trucks have disappeared. which means there is a solution. These people don’t rate us.
— AYOOLA (@ayaj_) February 8, 2019
The Government is WICKED…
So because @MBuhari Will be in Lagos tomorrow they had to move all those trucks away from the bridges and roads leading to Eko Bridge /Funsho Williams Avenue and axis..
So where did they automatically keep them?
It’s pathetic @followlasg
— Olashile Abayomi (@FireOFola) February 8, 2019
Oga, I bliv u owe me and so many twitterians an apology. I hope that these wicked and senseless people have put you to shame? Have u seen eko bridge lately? If not, see this vid. I hope u would eat the humble pie now. pic.twitter.com/CQ9hCydL4r
— King of the North (@mechex231) February 7, 2019
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