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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has recommended that road users seek alternative routes due to the heavy traffic on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Following a massive gridlock caused by a fuel-laden tanker that fell and spilt its content around the Ibafo area of Ogun State in the early hours of Sunday, the Federal Road Safety Commission has advised road users to explore alternative routes. According to the commission, road users going into and out of Lagos are advised to explore routes, such as Ikorodu through Sagamu and Ijebu-Ode, and Epe for Lagos-bound vehicles and others to take Abeokuta through Sagamu Interchange as well as for Ibadan bound vehicles.

In a statement on Sunday, the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, assured the public that the Federal Road Safety Commission and other relevant agencies were working to resolve the massive gridlock caused by a fuel-laden tanker that fell and spilled its content in the Ibafo area of Ogun State. He also stated that the content had been successfully trans-loaded and that the state fire service had proceeded to refill their water tank. However, Kazeem attributed the gridlock to some impatient motorists who chose to drive against traffic, thereby affecting the free flow of traffic in all available exit routes. The statement further revealed that the road traffic crash involving the loaded tanker happened in the early hours of Sunday under the Ibafo pedestrian bridge on the outward Lagos section of the expressways, and that the FRSC and other agencies had been on top of the situation since the occurrence of the crash.

In a statement released on Sunday, the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, assured the public that the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and other relevant agencies were effectively handling the situation caused by a fuel-laden tanker that fell and spilled its content in the Ibafo area of Ogun State, causing a massive gridlock. Kazeem confirmed that the content of the tanker had been successfully trans-loaded and that men of the state fire service had refilled their water tank. However, he noted that the gridlock was worsened by some impatient motorists who chose to drive against traffic, thereby affecting the free flow of traffic in all available exit routes.

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Earlier reports from a source in the FRSC had attributed the cause of the crash to the driver’s fatigue and loss of control. However, an official from the FRSC later confirmed that there were no fatalities resulting from the incident.

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