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Lagosians Spend 45 Days A Year In Traffic, 6 Years By The Time They Clock 55 Years – FDC Report

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Lagosians Spend 1,080 Hours A Year In Traffic, 6 Years By The Time They Clock 55 Years - FDC Report - autojosh

Lagosians spend 1,080 hours (45 days) a year in traffic, and 6 years by the time they clock 55 years, according FDC report.

In comparison, residents of London – with the highest congestion in the world – spend about 148 hours.

Lagosians Spend 1,080 Hours A Year In Traffic, 6 Years By The Time They Clock 55 Years - FDC Report - autojosh

Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, has one of the worst traffic gridlocks in the world, and according to a new report by the Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) Limited, every resident would have spent over six years stuck in traffic by the time they clock 55 years.





The Lagos-based research and investment firm also stated that Lagos residents spend 1,080 hours (or about 45 days) in traffic a year. These figures shows how residents in Lagos lose a significant part of their productive time stuck in traffic before arriving at their destinations.

In comparison, residents of London, the city with the worst traffic jams in the world (excluding Nigeria and Egypt), spend about 148 hours, according to FDC’s latest report published this month

The report stated :

“Lagosians are spending approximately 1,080 hours a year in traffic, compared to 148 hours in London, the city with the worst traffic jams in the world (excluding Nigeria and Egypt).

“This comes to 12.5 per cent of the time in a year. It also translates to 6.76 years in a life expectancy of 55 years.”

Lagosians Spend 1,080 Hours A Year In Traffic, 6 Years By The Time They Clock 55 Years - FDC Report - autojosh

The report also compares hours spent in Lagos traffic to that of other cities, including Paris, whose residents spend 140 hours. Others are Brussels (134), Palermo (109), Moscow (108), Rome (107), Chicago (104), Lyon (102), New York (102), and Bucharest (98).





Since he came into power in May 29, 2019, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (BOS), has embarked on several road projects to help solve the traffic challenges in ‘The Centre of Excellence’.

Sanwo-Olu Administration Achievements in Traffic Management and Transportation includes upgrades of the infrastructure in the Water Transport sector to encourage commuters to patronise boats and ferries.





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