Monday, February 20, 2017
The Three Routes from Ikoyi To Victoria Island in Lagos City
I read the recent report on Lagos city by the Guardian of UK, saying it was chaotic and that it could take two hours to drive from Ikoyi to Victoria Island! A big lie!
Lagos is Africa's largest megacity with a population of more than 22 million people and over 3000 people migrate to Lagos every day and yet the Lagos State government is the most efficient of the 36 states in Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa with more than 180 million people. Lagos is safer than Johannesburg of South Africa and safer than Cairo of Egypt.
To refute the misinformation published by the Guardian of UK that due to the chaotic traffic in Lagos city, it can take two hours to drive from Ikoyi to Victoria Island.
This is a lie, because it takes only 10 minutes or even less if you know how to navigate the megacity no matter the traffic congestion or gridlock during the busy rush hours.
There are three different routes to Victoria Island from Ikoyi. And they are the following:
1. Lekki - Ikoyi Link Bridge
2. Falomo Ikoyi - Victoria Island Br ridge and
3. Awolowo Road - Victoria Island Bridge.
From the Lekki - Ikoyi Link Bridge, you can get to Victoria Island by road in 10 minutes.
From the Falomo Ikoyi - Victoria Island Bridge which is the busiest, because it the shortest way to Victoria Island, it takes only 5-10 minutes if there is no traffic congestion or gridlock. But if it is congested or blocked, you have the alternative routes of the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge and the longer Awolowo Road to Victoria Island road through Onikan and to the Marina - Victoria Island Bridge from the Onikan Stadium.
For more, watch the "Lagos in Motion: Sights and Sounds of Africa's Largest Megacity" documentary film or buy a copy of the photo book on
LAGOS in MOTION: A Photo Album of Africa's Largest Megacity (Volume 1)