Lagos traffic talk: Why is Ajah traffic so bad?

We all know how bad Lagos traffic can be. However, the traffic seems to be worst in the Ajah area. This terrible traffic situation has been going on for years.

Even though the Jubilee bridge was constructed to ease the situation, it has brought little or no succour for commuters and residents in the area.

It is not unusual to hear people spend up to 3 hours from Victoria Island to Ajah. This commmute under normal conditions should not last more than 45 minutes.

We have looked at the regular Lagos traffic hold up situation and even adviced our readers on how to cope  here and here but the question is: What’s causing the terrible Ajah traffic?

Just recently commuters came on Twitter to complain about the Ajah traffic and we gathered some of the interesting comments.

  • No alternative routes

  • A tip and some good points


  • An interesting traffic story

  • A sad lamentation

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  1. Julia

    March 28, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    ??? “Lagos Traffic will make you look like you’re hardworking…” Where did that come from?
    Anyways, I do think that traffic in Lagos can be better. But also, Lagos is like New York city, everybody wants to come to Lagos to develop a business. I mean, Lagos is a Country on its own! But regardless, I love Lagos. Yes we want to get home early, but if we just move our focus a little bit from it’s negativity, maybe it can begin to get better. #antipolitics by the way. Great post, Muyiwa!

    1. Olumuyiwa George

      March 30, 2019 at 10:46 am

      Thanks Julia. It’s a delight having you here.

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