Nigerian on social media on Saturday reacted to the on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, warning all commuters, especially those travelling through the route for the Eid-El-Kabir (Sallah) to turn back, stay home or use alternative routes.
While some opined that the gridlock is due to ongoing construction work in the axis, others blamed the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) whose Redemption Camp is located along the road.
The RCCG just concluded its annual convention of ministers on Saturday morning with attendees from all over the country headed back home, thus exacerbating the traffic situation along the axis.
One eyewitness warned that there may be an accident involving articulated vehicles along the way and warned commuters to avoid the road or use alternative routes.
Here are some of the reactions as seen on Twitter:
If you’re going to Ibadan from Lagos today, abort mission. I repeat, abort mission. 😭😭😭😭😭😭
— Ravishing Spanish Melanin 🇪🇸 (@tani_soneye) August 10, 2019
Are you in Lagos? Are you going to Ibadan? Don't do it dear, sleep in your house, I beg you in the name of the Lord.
— Dámilọ́lá Òní (@TheDamilolaOni) August 10, 2019
Terrible traffic. Moving one better than stand-still. Left Ojota bus garage at 10am. Yet to reach Mowe/RCCG by 12:15pm.
— Akeem Ishola (@ishola_aa) August 10, 2019
If you're planning on traveling along Lagos-Ibadan express way, well you might get to your destination after the festival.
Happy Holiday! pic.twitter.com/vK2WAFC0Gk
— Gist Zoom (@GistZoom) August 10, 2019
— GIDITRAFFIC (@Gidi_Traffic) August 10, 2019
The day this Lagos-Ibadan exp road will be completed ehn…. I'll breath one kain breath that will erase all the stress I've gone through on this road.
And I begging to blame myself for not jejely goan travel through train.
Now I need "Helocopter" 🚁… 🙄🙄
— Mayọmilẹgbẹ (@YusufOlatunjiA_) August 10, 2019