Trailers, Fuel Tankers Back On Lagos Roads After Buhari’s Exit

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Monster gridlock on both lanes of Kaduna-Zaria Highway during flag off of gubernatorial campaign of PDP Candidate, Honourable Isa Ashiru Kudan on Tuesday January 15, 2019. Photo: BASHUR BELLO DOLLARS

 

By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos

Few hours after President Muhammadu  BuharI’s APC Mega Rally in Lagos,  fuel tankers and trailers are now gradually returning to Alaka inward Eko Bridge and Ijora, findings have revealed.

Recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari was in Lagos on Saturday where the APC mega rally held at the Teslim Balogun Stadium Surulere.

Early today, the articulated vehicles took over both lanes inward Eko Bridge leading to heavy traffic build up in the axis.

Same was the situation on Ijora bridge leading to Apapa area and Ajegunle.

 Some days before the President’s visit to Lagos, Lagosians were amazed to see the articulated vehicles removed completely from the road from Fadeyi.

 The question residents are asking is why the sudden appearance of the tanker and containers if they could be kept away from the road ahead of the visit by the President.

Investigation by our correspondent further revealed that most of the drivers of the vehicles were made to part with as much as N20,000 to security agencies in order to have a quicker access to the ports.

 Commenting on the development, the Chairman, Apapa G.R.A Residents Association, Brigadier General, Ayo Shola-Vaughan (rtd), described the latest development as sad and deliberate.

He also accused the Task Force put in place to regulate how the vehicles access the Ports and the Nigerian Ports Authority of complicity in the whole issue.

Retired Brigadier General, Ayo Shola-Vaughan vowed that they will take legal action against the NPA and the owners of Shipping companies after the expiration of 21 days ultimatum on the matter.

 

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