On Monday mornings in Lagos, commuters – smarting from the rest opportunity offered by the weekends – are often upbeat and more aggressive in their commute.
Indeed, commuter activities on roads in Lagos are typically high in the mornings. However, Monday mornings are even more grueling.
On Monday mornings, commercial vehicles are at an incredible high demand.
The shortage of mass public transport during that period makes the competition to get a seat in any available commercial vehicles extremely ferocious.
Commuters who are unable to kung-fu their way into any available commercial vehicle are left stranded.
They are left with no option than to wait for the next opportunity for a scramble into a commercial vehicle heading towards their destinations.
And the rat race continues, until a political messiah comes to offer a lasting solution to the mass transit challenge of Lagos state.