There is public outcry on Monday as all roads leading in and out of Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Authority in Lagos State were shut to traffic.
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, is expected to inaugurate 21 Lagos-Ogun boundary road networks built in Alimosho Local Government Area, of which Agbado Oke-Odo is a part.
Unconfirmed sources said the event was scheduled to commence at 12 noon, but security agents started putting up barricades as early as 8am, effectively preventing vehicular movements.
This led to traffic jam on the Ikola-Command Bridge, as distraught road users struggled to make sense of the roads closure.
The roads leading to Agbado Oke-Odo LCDA from Ipaja end were shut to vehicular traffic, and those going in and out of the area have to trek reasonable distances to board mainly commercial motorcycles that operate on either ends of the boundaries.
Private vehicle owners and commercial vehicle operators were stuck in the confusion, as many of them claimed that they were not warned ahead of the event.
Security agencies, including policemen in Rapid Response Squad; traffic agents such as men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority; and officers of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Corps were on hand to maintain law and order.
Residents were said to have voluntarily paid N2,500 for the aso ebi (communal party uniform) sold for the occasion.
Ikola-Ilumo town is one of the beneficiaries of the 21 roads built in this regard.
Photos below:
The N2,500 aso ebi bought by residents for the inauguration of the roads
The N2,500 aso ebi bought by residents for the inauguration of the roads
Security agents maintain law and order at the Ikola-Command axis
Security agents maintain law and order at the Ikola-Command axis
Barricades at the entrance to Ikola-Ilumo town
Barricades at the entrance to Ikola-Ilumo town
Source: PUNCHng