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Lockdown Ease: Huge Traffic Return in Lagos after Lockdown Relaxation

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By OKUNADE ADEKUNLE

There was serious traffic on most roads around Alausa, Agidingbi, Aromire Avenue and Oba Akran Avenue in Ikeja, Lagos as motorists and commuters hit the streets again after the five weeks lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak was relaxed.

Some of the motorists were, however, seen wearing their face masks.

Motorists who were majorly private car users dominated the roads as few commercial buses were sighted commuting passengers keeping to state government’s guidelines on the sitting arrangement.

At about 2 pm, the road linking Ojodu to Alausa junction experienced serious gridlock as Lagos State Traffic Management (LASTMA) officials were sighted controlling motorists to ease traffic at Coca-Cola junction.

It was observed that in the commercial buses, passengers sit in three on each roll of the seats.

Our correspondent gathered that Bariga Market in the Bariga Local Council Development Area complied with the timetable of the Lagos State Government regarding when and who to open on each of the day in order to adhere to social distancing rule.

Food traders were not allowed to operate as Orientation Officers (handled by the Lagos State Task Force) were at the Bariga Market to sensitize the traders on the mode of operations put in place henceforth by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Meanwhile, the First Bank Branch located in the market area of the local government was heavily crowded with no social distancing rule observed.

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Customers were blocked from entering into the Bank’s compound but with seats arranged in disorderly manner in front of the bank.

Also, at the Guaranty Trust Bank (Idimu Branch), customers were sighted at the entrance waiting to be ushered into the banking hall.

The customers did not maintain social distancing and most of them did not put on nose masks as instructed by the state government.

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