NEW YEAR CRISIS AND THE AGEGE BRIDGE CONTROVERSY

Local Car News #Update

 

Its a few days into the New Year and unfortunately, the reckless mode of driving for many has begun.

 

It’s so sad that a vast majority of Nigerians do not take to heart the tips to staying alive and being safe. The rate at which Nigerian public transportation drivers endanger the lives of its passengers is alarming, and unfortunately, we can’t resort to trekking from one destination to another in most instances.

A commercial vehicle just got burnt along the Oshodi road in Gbagada few hours ago. Though we are yet to receive news about the life and injury status of its passengers, we however hope no lives were claimed.

 

According to speculations, the fire was as a result of the engine overheating which Nigerian commercial drivers take lightly.

 

Photocredit: https://autojosh.com/commercial-bus-gets-burnt-gbagada-lagos/

 

Still in the news:

 

AGEGE DIVERSION: Safety uncompromised

 

Following the mandate of the restriction on the Pen-cinema road, the LASTMA general manager: Mr. Olawale Musa assured residents and motorists that the determination of the state government to ensure free flow of traffic throughout the duration of the construction of the bridge (what bridge?) remains adamant.

 

As such, the government has set up a 24 hour Rapid Response Unit and Traffic Personnels to help ease the traffic that may arise while motorists ply these alternative routes.

In order to ensure seamless traffic and assist motorists as well as commuters to get to their destinations on time, all the alternative routes and diversions opened during the construction period will be manned by LASTMA traffic officials all days of the week” He said.

So for every road user who is bound to go through the Agege-pen cinema road, there is a safe alternative route waiting for you with Armed personnels and traffic wardens to guide you without cost.

 

We implore you to obey traffic diversion rules during the course of this construction so as to ensure safety and easy flow of traffic.

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