22 July 2016
An articulated vehicle accidentally tipped the container it was carrying from the Apapa Port in Lagos on the Ojuelegba Bridge on Friday.
Such accidents are commonplace in Nigeria’s commercial capital, causing punishing gridlocks for other road users and commuters.
The Lagos State government enacted a law in the 1990s banning articulated vehicles from going on top of bridges, but enforcement had been difficult.
Attempts in the past to enforce the law had led to the National Association of Road Transport Owners to block highways with their articulated vehicles.
The only remarkable time that government stood up to their antics was during the tenure of Babatunde Fashola as governor of the state.
Fashola has since been appointed Minister of Power, Works and Housing and is resident in Abuja, the federal capital.