Mile 2/ Apapa Expressway: An agony to Lagos commuters and national disgrace to Nigeria


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Imagine spending the whole of your day in Tin-Can traffic congestion. And that's what Lagos commuters in that area witness every time! Check photos here!

The Mile 2/ Apapa expressway in Lagos State can best be described as the state's gateway hub, owing to the various access roads linking many cities across the state. It’s also known to be one of the economically viable roads in Nigeria. This road links to important businesses, like the automobile companies situated there and Nigerian seaports, the Apapa and Tin-Can ports. And of course, these ports generate massive income for the country.

However, this Oshodi-Apapa expressway happens to have a poor road network, if it has not been adjudged the worst road in Lagos State. This road has become Lagos commuters’ worst nightmare and a national disgrace as well.



The road condition is worsened daily due to the enormous traffic volume

The Mile 2 expressway heading towards Tin -Can have been hijacked by tons of heavy-duty trailers, fuel tankers and other trucks that are going to the Tin-Can port or leaving the ports. And also the fuel tankers heading to and fro Trinity bus stop in the area.

The roads that are at Mile2, going to Tin-Can seaport are no more. They’ve been converted to dumping ground for dirt, together with the potholes littered at every move. The Mile 2 road heading to Tin-Can is now baggage of stench and filth.


Garbage is accumulated along the roads

In 2015, when the former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola got an appointment as the Minister for Works, Housing and Power, Lagos residents and indigenes were hopeful. They had a high expectation that Fashola, being an indigene of Lagos State would prioritize the Oshodi-Apapa expressway in his ministerial functions.

Sadly enough, their expectations weren't met and the roads are getting worse each day.


At first look, I don't think this is a road

The residents in that area use bikes as a means of transporting themselves, since the roads have all been blocked. And some times, road users spend close to four hours in the traffic that always builds up in that area. Here on, we can't help but imagine the agony and frustration the residents face each day and how they get to cope with it.

If only other seaports across the country will be revived so that the Tin-Can port can be decongested to enable a free flow of cars and commuters in that area.

The Tin-Can congestion is one hell of agony for Lagosians

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Jane Osuagwu is an automotive writer at She's a car enthusiast who loves creating educative and informative topics on cars, ranging from maintenance tips to updates on the latest trend in the auto industry in concise and friendly writing. 

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