Mile 2 Road inward Tin Can Island ports corridor will be closed by the Lagos State Government for 48 hours, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transportation, Taiwo Salaam has revealed.
Why the Closing? The Government said the road in one of the busiest parts of Nigeria’s commercial capital will be closed for repair works from Monday, June 17 to June 20, 2019. To this end, all truck drivers and other motorists have been advised to avoid the affected corridors to allow all the repair works to be done.
According to Salaam, the closure will enable the construction company to “speed up the palliative repair works on the corridor due to incessant and avoidable accidents experienced by motorists.”
This is one among many other repairs the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, plans to carry in a bid to ease the heavy traffic situation often experienced by Lagosians. Recall that one of Sanwo-Olu’s campaign promises was to ease the traffic situation. He gave himself six months to accomplish this.
In the meantime, Sanwo-Olu had also increased salaries of the Lagos State Traffic Management (LASTMA) by 100%. He did this two days ago as part of his strategy for traffic management and transportation within the State. He said the salary increment will help the LASTMA officials work efficiently whilst discouraging them from soliciting for bribes.
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The salary increase might have also been due to the extension of LASTMA’s work hour which is now expected to end at 11 pm. The Governor demanded for extra hours to ease traffic on Lagos Road during an Executive Order he signed in May.
About the Executive order: According to a report, the Executive Order will ensure road users comply with all extant traffic rules and regulations as prescribed in the enabling law. It will also ensure the attainment of zero tolerance for environmental abuse, including illegal and indiscriminate dumping of refuse and construction of structures on drainage points and setbacks.