The Lagos State Government on Wednesday banned trucks and trailers from plying roads in the state during day time.
The government said trucks and trailers were now restricted to night operations on Lagos roads in order to avert rising carnage’s on roads during day time.
The restriction order would soon be implemented by the government.
The State government met with officials of various truck unions in Ikeja on Wednesday to make its position known on the proposed the implementation of route restrictions for trailer and truck drivers operating within the State and movement period restricted to night.
Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde announced that the current administration has mapped out dedicated routes to be plied between 9:00pm and 6:00am daily.
He said the move was necessary as the Apapa area of Lagos has been rendered less profitable for investors in all sectors due to the gridlock and activities of truck drivers along the axis, appealing further to Stakeholders to cooperate with the State Government to remedy the situation.
Oladeinde urged stakeholders to put aside their sentiments and think of other motoring public as this isn’t geared towards spitting them but opening up the State for greater economic realities, adding that attitudinal change on the part of truck drivers was necessary if any progress would be made.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Hon. Oluwatoyin Fayinka declared that none compliance from truck drivers would be met with the full weight of the Law with sanctions exerted on offenders, advising that they utilize the grace period to get their act together and conform with the directives issued out.