Nigerian Senator Spotted in Abuja Controlling Traffic in His Agbada, Viral Video Stirs Mixed Reactions

Nigerian Senator Spotted in Abuja Controlling Traffic in His Agbada, Viral Video Stirs Mixed Reactions

  • A Nigerian senator has made headlines not for the business of lawmaking but for something entirely different
  • Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume representing the good people of Borno South performed a selfless service to the people by controlling traffic in Abuja
  • While the politician's gesture was hailed by some social media users, others faulted it on grounds of electioneering gimmicks

A Nigerian senator changed profession for some minutes as he took on the business of being a stand-in traffic warden.

The Borno South senator identified as Mohammed Ali Ndume was captured in a new video making the rounds easing traffic tension on a busy road in Abuja.

Hilarious reactions trail viral video of Nigerian senator controlling traffic in Abuja
The senator stepped in to ease the traffic Photo Credit: AFP, Screengrabs from video shared by @instablog9ja
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Senator Ndume showed humility as he did the business while rocking his flowing agbada.

In a short video shared by Instablog9ja on Instagram, the respected politician could be seen barking directives at motorists like a trained traffic warden.

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He seemed to be assisted by another fellow who also controlled traffic from another end.

It is not clear where the senator was headed when he stopped to control the traffic but his gesture sure eased the congestion for the minutes he acted.

Watch the video below:

Nigerians react

@onismate remarked:

"Election don dey near.. We will soon see Amaechi eating fish and boli in Rumukoro, Natasha Akpoti frying plantain chips Lokoja junction and Osibanjo roasting corn in Pansheke ilat Abeokuta."

@nkemji said:

"That person driving the honda accord must be harbouring plans to jam the senator."

@chu6x wrote:

"Mey them go sitdown jooor….. 2023 don reach now…. Some Governor don even begin chop roadside corn as usual."

@cactusjonathan opined:

"Any Nigerian dat vote any of this people 2023, e no go beta for ur generation, make una try get ur pvc."

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@iteegoigbo thought:

"I am an igbo. But I will say for sure that ALI is among the few straight forward senators. He doesn't pretend."

Nigerian governor joins traffic wardens to ease traffic at night

Meanwhile, previously reported that the governor of Ogun state, Dapo Abiodun, had joined traffic wardens at night to control traffic.

While he was coming back from work, the governor met a huge traffic jam around Oke-Mosan area of Ogun state. According to him, the congestion was caused by the ongoing road construction in the area.

Instead of disrupting the traffic with the power of his office, he came down from his vehicle and joined strength with the traffic wardens to ease the situation.

Sharing photos of his selfless act on Facebook, the governor’s post partly read:

“I then alighted and joined traffic controllers in easing movement of vehicles on their respective journeys.”


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