Lagos Assembly directs Govt. agencies to clear traffic gridlock at Okokomaiko, LASU, Volkswagen Axis

Lagos Assembly directs Govt. agencies to clear traffic gridlock at Okokomaiko, LASU, Volkswagen Axis

The Lagos State House of Assembly has directed relevant government agencies to as a matter of urgency put in place measures to eradicate the excruciating traffic on the LASU-Iyana Iba-Alaba-Volkswagen-Okokomaiko road.

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This was the decision taking at the plenary session of the Assembly on Tuesday.

The relevant government agencies covered by this directive are: the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI), the Lagos State Task Force on Environment and other related offences and the Rapid Response Squad (RRS).

Members of the House lamented the harrowing experience being faced by road users on the aforementioned road as a result of traffic gridlock caused by indiscriminate dropping and picking of passengers by commercial bus drivers; activities of street traders, hawkers and okada riders who have developed penchant for riding against traffic in the area.

The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa gave the directive after intense debate on the unwholesome attitude of the traders, commercial bus drivers and okada riders.

In his contribution, Hon. Rasheed Makinde, representing Ifako-Ijaye Constituency 2 admitted that the Okokomaiko area needs desperate measures in curbing excesses of the road traders, commercial bus drivers and okada riders.

The lawmaker urged relevant agencies, particularly LASTMA to ensure free flow of traffic in the area.

Honourable Abdus Sobur Olawale, representing Mushin State Constituency 2, stated that the long hours spend in traffic has also given room for increase in crime in the area as motorists are usually rob at gun point during traffic gridlock.

Other lawmakers who spoke agreed that there is need for urgent measure to eradicate traffic gridlock in the area.

Rt. Hon. Obasa in his final submission directed the relevant agencies to act immediately and ensure that sanity is brought to the affected area.

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