Traffic Flow : Senate Orders Heavy Duty Owners to Vacate Ports Area in Lagos
Senate Committee on Works has asked owners and drivers of heavy duty trucks in Lagos to ensure that their vehicles that are not officially engaged for work at the ports stay off the roads for easy flow of traffic or be sanctioned.
The Senate Committee members lead by it’s Chairman, Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya (APC Kano South),who are on oversight function to ports in Lagos ordered unengaged trucks littering the ports to vacate the area within two weeks for decongestion and ensure flow of traffic.
The lawmakers ,who frowned at the manner trucks litter the ports, said ” It is an eye saw and unacceptable.”
In a town hall meeting with stakeholders, the Committee observed that the role of heavy trucks in the ports is a dare danger and a treat to life having constituted itself as hindrance to traffic.
Stakeholders in the town hall meeting suggested that the Lily Pond Terminal be opened up as a solution to the heavy truck menace in the area.
They advised that that the terminal if opened up will be the quickest solution to the problem.
Earlier the Committee had met with Boni Prono the contractor handling work at the port ,who assured completion of work on schedule.