- Buhari inaugurates airport road to ease traffic gridlock.
- Users express delight at the development.
In a bid to ease gridlock and boost Nigeria’s image and dignity, President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road, Lagos state.
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, Lagos state Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Oyo State Governor,Abiola Ajimobi and his Ekiti State counterpart, Dr. Kayode Fayemi were also part of the top dignitaries that witnessed the commissioning of the Oshodi Transport Interchange along with the Mass Transit Buses, on Wednesday as the president unveiled the plaque and cut the tape to inaugurate the project.
The Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road; formerly a four lanes road before its recent expansion into a 10-lane, was redesigned to include two flyover bridges at Mafoluku and the Haji Camp with five pedestrian overhead bridges.
The new road is expected to ease gridlock and enhance the easy movement of travellers in and out of the country as well as those travelling between Apapa, Oshodi and Ikeja axis.
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the road users, who said the old dilapidated road did not portray Nigeria in a good light commended the initiative of the new road for both its aesthetics and easy access to the airport.
A freight forwarder, Mr Babatunde Owolabi, said that the new road which he described as world class would reduce travel time and enhance business activities in Lagos.
Noting that before the construction, the road used to be clumsy because it was broad, there used to be a lot of traffic congestion before today, but this construction will ease movement.
John Goodnews, a tricycle operator, who plies the Airport Road, commended the federal and Lagos state governments for the new lease of life, saying that the road would remove gridlock and improve security on the axis.