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
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- at 6-09-2015 09:02 PM (6 years ago)
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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.


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Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:02 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- dollypiper at 6-09-2015 09:05 PM (6 years ago)
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This is a welcome development ! Kudos to lagos government
Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:05 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- emma4love3 at 6-09-2015 09:06 PM (6 years ago)
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wow..... is a welcome development.....
Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:06 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- demo4u at 6-09-2015 09:08 PM (6 years ago)
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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
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- vickie_guz at 6-09-2015 09:10 PM (6 years ago)
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Good idea
Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:10 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- uchex at 6-09-2015 09:13 PM (6 years ago)
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Its one thing to make a law and another to implement it
Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:13 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- elchymo at 6-09-2015 09:25 PM (6 years ago)
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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
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- temi_1 at 6-09-2015 09:30 PM (6 years ago)
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This is the first time am hearing ambode do something good
Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:30 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- PoliticxGuru at 6-09-2015 09:36 PM (6 years ago)
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Medicine after death
Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:36 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- benbella1 at 6-09-2015 09:37 PM (6 years ago)
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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
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- hackynoni111 at 6-09-2015 09:43 PM (6 years ago)
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What more can i say?? 
Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:43 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mary11 at 6-09-2015 09:48 PM (6 years ago)
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Very good

Posted: at 6-09-2015 09:48 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- mary11 at 6-09-2015 09:53 PM (6 years ago)
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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
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- gogoman at 6-09-2015 10:08 PM (6 years ago)
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nice one my G
Posted: at 6-09-2015 10:08 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- innocentbola at 6-09-2015 10:40 PM (6 years ago)
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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
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- innocentbola at 6-09-2015 10:40 PM (6 years ago)
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That is a very good development...
Posted: at 6-09-2015 10:40 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- PaskyWosky at 6-09-2015 10:45 PM (6 years ago)
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just waking up
Posted: at 6-09-2015 10:45 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chealseafc at 6-09-2015 10:51 PM (6 years ago)
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the main problem here is implementation.
not only making laws oh.
Posted: at 6-09-2015 10:51 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chealseafc at 6-09-2015 10:52 PM (6 years ago)
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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
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- ebukkkason at 6-09-2015 11:28 PM (6 years ago)
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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
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