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Lagos confiscates 2000 articulated vehicles

Pic: Omolara Omosanya

Over two thousand articulated vehicles have been removed from the Apapa-Oshodi expressway in Lagos by a joint security taskforce established by the Lagos State Government.

The vehicles were taken off the roads under the “Operation Restore Sanity On Lagos Roads” to ensure free flow of traffic on the service lane in the axis.

The operation which was initially scheduled between Friday and Monday has been extended till Tuesday.

For many months now, Lagosians have been experiencing untold hardship due to the permanent parking of containerized vehicles on the expressway and service lanes in the Oshodi- Apapa axis, Ikorodu road and Eko Bridge inward Lagos Island.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan who said the evacuated vehicles have been taken to seven designated holding bays warned that a Mobile Court would be set up within the axis to try any driver who block the road.

Meanwhile, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is expected to meet representatives of the various Unions in the APAPA Port and other Stakeholders in Alausa, Ikeja tomorrow (Monday) to discuss laying solutions to the activities of truck drivers who are in the habit of parking indiscriminately on roads and bridges in the State.

Omolara Omosanya

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