Transportation

Desist from indiscriminate parking along Lagos Ibadan expressway – Fashola

The Federal government has directed trucks drivers to desist from indiscriminate parking of vehicles along the Lagos – Ibadan expressway corridor.

The Minister of works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola gave the directive in Ogere, Ogun State at a Town Hall Meeting with stakeholders on the Reconstruction and Expansion of Lagos Ibadan dual carriage ways.

The stakeholders meeting held at Ogere Remo axis of the expressway attracted key players in the transport sector, traditional rulers and community leaders, representatives of civil society groups and road traffic management agencies among others.

Addressing the gathering, the Minister of works and Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola explained that indiscriminate parking of trucks along the Lagos Ibadan expressway, particularly at Ogere axis of the highway was hindering the ongoing three hundred and eleven billion Naira Lagos – Ibadan road project.

While pointing out that parking on the highway was a violation of Federal highway act, Mr Fashola urged the Federal Road Safety Corp, to intensify efforts towards enforcing traffic compliance on federal highways.

In a remark, Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun who appealed to the Federal government to give special consideration to federal roads in the state maintained that most of the roads were in deplorable condition due to the activities of heavy duty trucks passing through the roads.

Governor Abiodun explained that his administration was rehabilitating Ogere trailer park, pointing out that arrangements had been concluded to build a trailer park at Sagamu interchange with a view to decongesting the Lagos Ibadan expressway.

Governor Abiodun also promised that fire stations would be established at Isheri and Mowe areas of the state to respond to fire emergencies along the expressway.

In a remark, The Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, represented by the Elepe of Epe, Oba Adewale Osiberu, urged the Federal government to give attention to Sagamu-Ogijo-Ikorodu road to alleviate the sufferings of the people.

IBolanle Adesida

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