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Senate commended at moves to end Lagos traffic woes

21 October 2015, 09:18Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Lagos State Government has commended the Senate for approving moves by the administration to end incessant traffic congestion in the area.

Senate approved the motion moved by the Senator representing Lagos Central District, Oluremi Tinubu, on the gridlock particularly in Apapa.

The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, gave the commendation.

“The development is heart-warming as it has shown that the State Government’s efforts at providing solution to the notorious traffic congestion in the axis,” he said.

Ayorinde commended Tinubu for her step in moving the motion and galvanising her colleagues to address the gridlock.

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He expressed the hope that the Senate would give it priority attention when it was tabled in view of the socio-economic hardships it had continued to cause residents of the State.

The commissioner also expressed belief that the intervention from the Senate would go a long way to also complement the various moves by the State Government in finding lasting solutions to the gridlock and lessen the hardship on the people.

He explained that the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, had visited Apapa to assess the gridlock.

Ayorinde added that as part of measures to find solutions to the gridlock, the State Government had appealed to the Federal Government to expedite action on the rehabilitation of the Tin Can Island Bridge, while on its part, had put in place a joint task force that operated round the clock to ensure that traffic situation improves along the axis.

The government is also working on the plan to expand the capacity of the existing trailer Park at Orile to accommodate 1 000 trucks from its current capacity of 350



- CAJ News


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