LASTMA GM OREAGBA TO MOTORISTS: FUEL SCARCITY NOT AN OCCASION TO BLOCK ROADS
By Oki Samson, Trek Africa Newspaper
GM Bolaji Oreagba
The General Manager of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr. Bolaji Oreagba cautioned motorists against disrupting traffic flow while queuing up for fuel at different filling stations, National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP can report. He observed that this activity is causing serious traffic gridlock for other road users.
Addressing the issue, the General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba said this while deploying more Officers of the Authority on monitoring of traffic around filling stations across the State. He noted that the deployment became imperative following reports of long queues around filling stations caused by motorists parking indiscriminately and blocking roads while queuing up and waiting to buy fuel.
In a press statement e-signed and released to NAOSNP by the Director of Public Affairs & Enlightenment, LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, the GM Oreagba expressed displeasure at the disorderly behaviour of some drivers, who queue up haphazardly and disrupt traffic flow around various petrol stations. He urged petrol marketers to ensure that products are sold in an orderly manner that would not infringe on the right of other road users to free movement. “The scarcity of fuel being experienced is not an excuse to block and impede traffic flows across Lagos’, he told NAOSNP.
According to Oreagba “We want our roads to be free ; we do not want fuel queues to constitute a burden for other road users in Lagos” as he reiterated that efficient traffic management has remained crucial in the attainment of seamless multi-modal transportation system in Lagos.
He sought maximum cooperation from the monitoring public to ensure that the ‘T.h.e.m.e.s’ agenda of the present administration yields positive results in term of socio-economic development, as well security of lives and property.