30th July, 2012
Thousands of State and Federal Civil Servants in Ogun State were today held down in traffic by a gridlock that stretched over four kilometres.
The traffic jam, which started in the early hours of the day, was caused by an articulated vehicle and two other cars that broke down along the Presidential Boulevard leading to the State and Federal Secretariats.
The traffic build-up started at the entrance of the state’s secretariat complex, Oke-Mosan and stretched to Kuto Roundabout as at 8. 45 a. m., making most civil servants stuck and unable to reach their offices.
“It is very strange to stay this long in traffic in Abeokuta, but what can we do, we just hope that our directors will forgive us for resuming late today,’’ a civil servant said.
While the newly-installed traffic lights at the NNPC junction were put off to accommodate the situation, officials of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) had a busy day controlling traffic in the area.