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Traffic jams worry Lagos premier

30 October 2015, 07:03Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has expressed concern over the persistent traffic gridlock in the metropolis and the spate of robberies.

He said in the interim, the state government had directed the fixing of all potholes to ease vehicular movement.

He added that security agencies had been mandated to enforce the ban on commercial motorcycle operators popularly on highways.

He noted that aside the risks of accidents, such could also be a security threat to the people.

Also Read: Lagos wary of bombings at places of worship

The Governor said the state government was also working hard to restrict street hawking and urged the people to stop patronising them, so as to discourage street traders from the highways.

“We have already hit the ground running. I'm deeply concerned about the issues that Lagosians are sending back to me and the issues range from security issues, traffic gridlock and the environment itself," he said.

He said there are medium term solutions that Lagosians would see in the next few weeks.

"We have declared zero tolerance on potholes and we are deploying more men to ensure free flow of traffic," he said.

"As we are now in  the ‘Ember’ months, I just want to appeal to Lagosians to be more vigilant, and cooperate with us in all the measures we will be carrying out,” Ambode said

- CAJ News


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