Wednesday, January 03, 2007

I Will Miss You ...

... traffic-free Lagos. For the last week Lagos has been a ghost of its normal self. Of course, last Monday was Christmas Day and almost a week and a half's holiday followed. Tuesday (Dec 26) was Boxing Day. This Monday was New Year's Day, followed by two days of public holiday in celebration of the end of Hajj. Many people have travelled back to their home towns for the holidays. The true Lagosians and the for-all-intents-and-purposes-Lagosians have remained and many I'm sure are collapsed on their living room sofas and floors taking in as much rest as possible before the madness of work and normal Lagos traffic resumes.

I am so not looking forward to this. I have enjoyed flying down the roads, unhampered by other cars and the interminable Lagos go-slow. At least, it's good to know that I can look forward to another week and a half of sane driving in about a year's time.

3 comments:

'Gbenga Sesan said...

Thanks for writing about this Ore. I will miss those days too, and guess that the gas situation also helped keep only few cars on the road.

On Monday, Lagos returns to its former "state", and I won't be surprised if the weather changes from the present harmattan to "the Lagos" weather (any Lagosian knows that weather).

Ore said...

Well, Monday is here and the harmattan is still very much with us. I actually like it, so I'm not complaining. I am complaining about the traffic though. I wish all these cars would just go away.

Sugar said...

Great feeling I tell yah...... I was in Lagos just before Xmas for a wedding and it was totally mental on the roads but yeah the break was good......... although I got out just before the madness began again.

I am however due back on the 15th for business and I am totalling dreading it.......