Lagos Warns Fuel Service Stations Against Causing Traffic Gridlock

In the face of the current fuel scarcity, the Lagos State government has appealed to fuel stations that have fuel to dispense in the metropolis to ensure that queue of vehicles waiting to obtain supplies do not obstruct the free flow of traffic.

The state ministry of transportation in a statement Wednesday, said it viewed with great concern and regret, the disruption of traffic flow by patrons of fuel stations as the resulting gridlock adversely affects the economic activities of individuals and corporate bodies and this does not augur well for the state’s drive towards making its economy one of the top three on the continent.

The Ministry, while advising patrons of fuel stations to be orderly at such stations, also admonished operators of the fuel stations not to create artificial scarcity as well as ensure that their patrons do not constitute any clog to the free flow of traffic to avoid being sanctioned which sanctions may include being shut down.

Meanwhile, the Ministry has constituted a committee to monitor the traffic situation occasioned by the fuel scarcity in the face of the prevailing festive season so as to prevent the loss of man hours and travel time in traffic gridlock.

The Committee is comprised of representatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), the Police, Task Force, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and the Ministry.

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