New Naira: Gridlock Builds On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway As Protest Erupts

Vehicular movement on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is gradually coming to a halt.

The gridlock, which is almost at a stand-still, has spread from the Mowe area of Ogun State inwards the Long Bridge area of Arepo, following protest that broke out on Friday morning over the naira scarcity.

Our correspondent who passed by noticed police presence along the expressway and many vehicles turning back in an attempt to escape the chaos ahead.

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A source in Mowe area, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said youths in the area have taken to the road and blocked it in protest

In a video sent to KOKO TV, protesters are seen chanting, “Old naira notes”

had reported that the protesters resisted police intervention and threatened to set the police station in the area ablaze.

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It was also earlier reported that fighting erupted in some areas on the popular Lagos-Ikorodu expressway in Lagos State over the scarcity of the new naira notes and the hardship the policy has thrown Nigerians.

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