Lagos Government Bans Trailers From Plying Roads Between 6am And 9pm

Date: 06-09-2015 9:02 pm (6 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
[1] 2 3 4
- at 6-09-2015 09:02 PM (6 years ago)
Online (m)

The Lagos State Government on Sunday restated its determination to restrict trailers and articulated vehicles from plying the metropolis between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. to prevent accidents.

Mr Oluseyi Whenu, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, disclosed this at a meeting in Lagos with the leadership of the various transport unions in the State.

He explained that the restriction was to ensure strict enforcement of the Road Traffic Law, which, according to him, was often violated by the trailer drivers.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting was prompted due to the fatal accident involving a container-laden trailer on Sept. 2 at Ojuelegba.

Whenu said the trailer contravened Section 2 (i) and 2 (ii) of the Road Traffic Law 2012.

He said that government would henceforth go tough on any trailer and long vehicle that contravenes the law.

Whenu said that such vehicle would be impounded and made to pay the stipulated fine accordingly.

The scribe, however, clarified government’s position on the new directive given to Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) to adopt the system of booking traffic offenders, rather than apprehending their vehicles.

He said the new directive would pay more emphasis on flawless flow of traffic, while traffic offenders would be expected to pay their fines within the stipulated period.
Whenu, therefore, solicited the co-operation and support of all transport operators in ensuring the success of this laudable initiative.

“The State Government has also directed that all commercial passenger vehicles should obey all traffic rules and regulations by stopping only at designated bus-stops and close bus doors while in motion,’’ he said.

Responding, Alhaji Musa Muhammed, the State Chairman of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), expressed the unions’ readiness to comply with the laws to prevent accidents.

Muhammed, who spoke on behalf of other union leaders, pledged their members’ readiness to cooperate with the government in maintaining law and order as well as sanity in the transport sector.

NAN also reports that other union leaders at the meeting included Mr Tajudeen Adetoro, State Chairman of the Taxi Cab Operators, and Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, State Treasurer, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), among others.


For more scintillating and juicy stories, follow the official Naijapals accounts On Twitter - @Naijapals and Facebook - www.facebook.com/naijapals


Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:02 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- dollypiper at 6-09-2015 09:05 PM (6 years ago)
(f)
This is a welcome development ! Kudos to lagos government
Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:05 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- emma4love3 at 6-09-2015 09:06 PM (6 years ago)
(m)
wow..... is a welcome development.....
Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:06 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
Reply
- demo4u at 6-09-2015 09:08 PM (6 years ago)
(m)
Yes this what I've been expecting ever since, kudos to the government
Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:08 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
Reply
- vickie_guz at 6-09-2015 09:10 PM (6 years ago)
(f)
Good idea
Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:10 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
Reply
- uchex at 6-09-2015 09:13 PM (6 years ago)
(m)
Its one thing to make a law and another to implement it
Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:13 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
Reply
- elchymo at 6-09-2015 09:25 PM (6 years ago)
(m)
It's only when death has happened that they will always sit up. Na wa for this country...
Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:25 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
Reply
- temi_1 at 6-09-2015 09:30 PM (6 years ago)
(f)
This is the first time am hearing ambode do something good
Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:30 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- PoliticxGuru at 6-09-2015 09:36 PM (6 years ago)
(m)
Medicine after death
Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:36 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
Reply
- benbella1 at 6-09-2015 09:37 PM (6 years ago)
(m)
Quote from: dollypiper on  6-09-2015 09:05 PM
This is a welcome development ! Kudos to lagos government
what is welcome about the development? instead of creating an infrastructural alternative, they'd rather implement such useless laws against logistics.
Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:37 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
Reply
- hackynoni111 at 6-09-2015 09:43 PM (6 years ago)
(m)
What more can i say?? 
Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:43 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- mary11 at 6-09-2015 09:48 PM (6 years ago)
(m)
Very good

Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:48 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
Reply
- mary11 at 6-09-2015 09:53 PM (6 years ago)
(m)
I just hope this law will be effective not just coming out to make d law alone

Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:53 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
Reply
- gogoman at 6-09-2015 10:08 PM (6 years ago)
(m)
nice one my G
Posted: at 6-09-2015 10:08 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
Reply
- innocentbola at 6-09-2015 10:40 PM (6 years ago)
(m)
Quote from: demo4u on  6-09-2015 09:08 PM
Yes this what I've been expecting ever since, kudos to the government

In fact am so happy to hear this...
Posted: at 6-09-2015 10:40 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- innocentbola at 6-09-2015 10:40 PM (6 years ago)
(m)
That is a very good development...
Posted: at 6-09-2015 10:40 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- PaskyWosky at 6-09-2015 10:45 PM (6 years ago)
(m)
just waking up
Posted: at 6-09-2015 10:45 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
Reply
- chealseafc at 6-09-2015 10:51 PM (6 years ago)
(m)
the main problem here is implementation.
not only making laws oh.
Posted: at 6-09-2015 10:51 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- chealseafc at 6-09-2015 10:52 PM (6 years ago)
(m)
and what will happen to those ones that has taken over apapa road?.
Posted: at 6-09-2015 10:52 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- ebukkkason at 6-09-2015 11:28 PM (6 years ago)
(m)
I like d decision, at least it'll reduce d number of accidents on d road
Posted: at 6-09-2015 11:28 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
[1] 2 3 4

fire TRENDING GISTS fire

TODAY'S TOP
  1. Headies 2022: "We Might Disqualify Portable For Threatening Other Nominees" -Organizers

  2. Nigerian Man, Garuba Galumje Arrested In India For Duping 300 Women On Pretext Of Marriage

  3. HUH? Hell Father Allegedly Poisons His 3 Sons To Death In SA, 4th One Fighting For Life

  4. 2 Internet Fraudsters Nab In Abuja, Retrieve Mercedes Benz, 2 MacBook Pro, 2 Gold Wristwatches

  5. JUST IN: Edo Senator, Francis Alimikhena Dumps APC Senatorial Election Set To Take Place Today

  6. Portable Apologizes After Being Reported To Police By Headies Organizers Over Subtle Threat

  7. PHOTOS: Five Persons Arrested As Police Bust 'Yahoo-Yahoo' Academy In Bauchi

  8. 2023: I’m Not Desperate To Become President Says Peter Obi Hours After Joining Labour Party

  9. President Buhari's Aide, Bashir Ahmad Loses APC House Of Representatives Ticket In Kano

  10. Family Of Slain Sound Engineer, David Imoh Release Date For Funeral Arrangements

  11. Singer, Patoranking Celebrates Birthday In Style, Shares Throwback Video Before Fame

  12. "I'm The Happiest Girl" - Actor, Yul Edochie's Second Wife Says In This Video


THIS WEEK
  1. Arrested Accountant General Has Allegedly Implicated The Minister Of Finance Zainab Ahmed

  2. School Bus Driver Sleeping With 4 Parents Caught Red Handed

  3. Adam Namadi Asks Delegates To Return N2 Million Each He Gave Them After Losing PDP Election

  4. I Am Not A Lesbian - Bobrisky Leaks Video Of Tonto Dikeh Touching Him

  5. Watch Nigerian Couple Praised By Passers-By While Having S3x With Their Window Open (Video)

  6. APC Fixes New Dates To Screen Osinbajo, Tinubu, Other Presidential Aspirants

  7. Bobrisky Reveals Why No Man Stays With Tonto Dikeh As Their Clash Heats Up, Leaks Chat

  8. Peter Obi Finally Reveals Why He Dumped PDP Ahead Of Presidential Primary Election

  9. 2023: Ogun State Students Pledge Support For VP, Osinbajo APC consensus candidate

  10. "My Wife” Yul Edochie Hails First Wife, May Yul Edochie As She Steps Out In Grand Style


TOP MEMBERS: