Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has said that those who have lived in Lagos for years should be given a “free pass to heaven” because of the traffic congestion they face daily.
He stated this on Thursday in Abuja, while explaining why he adopted the four-day working week in his state.
El-Rufai said; “The benefits are that people rest more; they have more family time; they have more leisure time and they spend more money. It is better for the economy.
For those that are interested in doing side businesses like farming, you have more time. When people rest more, they are more productive when they come on Monday. They do much more work. Most people are tired on Thursdays anyway; let’s be realistic.
I don’t know how people in Lagos survive. Everyday, four hours in traffic for five days. I don’t know if Saturdays and Sundays are enough for them to rest.
That is why I feel that all those that have lived in Lagos for 20 years should just go straight to heaven because they have already lived in hell. Honestly, they have paid their dues so they should just be given free pass.”