Apapa-Oshodi Expressway gridlock: Lagos issues ‘final 48 hours ultimatum’
Lagos State Government,yesterday, issued what it termed, “final 48 hours ultimatum” to stakeholders in the oil and transportation sector along Apapa – Oshodi Expressway to remove all abandoned, stationary, disused containers, carriers, tankers and other vehicles littering the road or face severe sanctions.
It will be recalled that the Federal Government had recently teamed up with the state government, forming a permanent special taskforce to rid the entire Apapa axis of all forms of environmental degradations, which had seen many illegal structures demolished as well as various abandoned vehicles removed in recent times.
The state Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, who handed down the ultimatum, said the measure became necessary to ensure safety of lives of road users along Apapa–Oshodi Expressway, reduce man-hour loss of doing business and in adherence to the agreement reached by the transport unions operating along the corridor during the earlier stakeholders meeting.
At the stakeholders’ meeting then, it was agreed that all vehicles would be removed from the road by May 15, 2011, hence, “we are giving a final 48-hour ultimatum to stakeholders to remove all abandoned, stationary, disused containers, carriers and tankers in queue littering the road following which there would strict enforcement of the law,” Opeifa stated.
From: The Vanguard