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Fuel Queues: Lagos warns  motorists against causing gridlock

Fuel Scarcity-Induced Traffic Snarl in Lagos

*Engr. Abdulhafiz Toriola, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Transportation discloses the Traffic Management Authority  in the state has been mandated to enforce the state traffic laws across the metropolis

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

As the Federal Government’s new fuel price template gains acceptance and adoption among the products markets across the metropolis, and other parts of Nigeria, the Lagos State Government (LASG) has cautioned motorists blocking free traffic flow against queuing up for fuel at filling stations and parking their vehicles indiscriminately to obstruct other road users.

Mr. Babs Olorunkemi, Principal Public Affairs Officer, in a statement issued Wednesday, May 32, 2023, noted Engr. Abdulhafiz Toriola, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, issued the  the warning.

 

Toriola directed that motorists queuing for fuel should also ensure that the flow of traffic is not adversely affected in the state.

He said: “The Government has warned motorists in the State who are in the habit of parking their vehicles indiscriminately on highways and inner roads in a bid to purchase fuel, to desist from hindering traffic flow within the metropolis.”

The Permanent Secretary said there are no excuses for traffic violation.

According to him, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) had been mandated to enforce the state traffic laws.

According to him, he reiterated how efficient traffic management had remained crucial in the attainment of seamless multi-modal transportation system of the Lagos State.

“Hence, the need for strong collaboration of the motoring public to ensure the efforts of the government are not threatened by the surge of unlawful parking.

Engr. Toriola further stated that those found queuing for fuel should also ensure that the flow of traffic is not adversely affected.

“There are no excuses for traffic violation” in Lagos State, said he.

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