Lagos State Government has assured of free flow of traffic across the metropolis, particularly solving the perennial traffic gridlock on the Oshodi-Apapa express-way.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Mr. Oluseyi Whenu, stated this, through the Public Relations Officer, Mr. Sina Thorpe, when Vanguard raised question of possible return of trucks and tankers along the road after the holidays.
Before the break, drivers of articulated vehicles and tankers flouted the state Road Traffic Law as they parked indiscriminately on the road causing total traffic jam.
Motorists were stranded while commuters had to trek long distances to their destination. Workers in some of the companies located in the area had to sleep over in their offices.
When contacted, spokesman for the transportation ministry, explained that there are several factors affecting the Apapa axis and they requir patience on the part of motorists and residents as everything was being done to find a lasting solution to the gridlock.
According to him; ”Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had earlier set-up a committee to look into perennial traffic gridlock as well as incessant fatal accidents by articulated vehicles with a view to proffering lasting solution.
“The committee, led by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Mr. Tunji Bello, had since submitted its findings to the governor for appropriate action.”
Whenu said the state government was already finetuning strategy to tackle the menace once and for all but it required everyone’s patience as permanent solution was under-way.