Road Network Gist #Update
After the Lagos state had declared today as a public holiday and had announced that major roads would be shut following the President’s courtesy visit to the state, residents have made the day a subtle and more sophisticated day by honouring the president with free roads and less commuting on sensitive roads all over the state.
The ever busy Mobolaji-Bank Anthony road and Opebi-Allen road has been overtly free and less congested by cars, though some say it is as a result of the traffic officials who have been deployed into the areas to control traffic as the President would be around the area to commission the Ikeja Terminus but how well can they control cars that has been in the traffic grid? #ThumbsUpLagos
While we still expect the President in the state, reports have been reaching us that major road on the Island of Lagos has been at a standstill with cars congesting some major roads in Ikoyi and Victoria Island. We do hope the traffic officials as well as the Military officials take total control.
Still in the light of the Gist….
APAPA-OSHODI GRIDLOCK WILL PERSIST UNTIL LAGOS PORTS ARE DECONGESTED
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, Zonal Chairman, Mr Tayo Aboyeji, yesterday insisted that until the Lagos Ports was decongested, the gridlock on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, would not cease.
Reacting to the gridlock that stretched up beyond the Ijesha road yesterday, the Lagos Zonal Chairman noted that the incessant increase of tanker drivers on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway was to avoid scarcity of products ahead of Easter holidays.
But truth be told, until the Lagos Ports are decongested, the gridlock will not decrease because if you notice, most of trucks on that road are heavy duty articulated trucks. These containerized trucks are the major problem.
“The Federal Government should ensure that other ports outside Lagos are made operational because most these containerized trucks are going to South-South and South-East. If Warri, Calabar, Onne, Port Harcourt ports, are made functional and are effectively used by diverting half of the ships to those areas, the gridlocks on the roads leading to ports and even tank farms will disappear.”