Fuel scarcity is not an excuse to block roads – Traffic Management of Lagos State


The Traffic Management Authority of Lagos State has sent cautions to motorist against causing traffic gridlock while queuing up for fuel at filling stations.

This warning was issued by the General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Bolaji Oreagba.

The General Manager deployed officers of the authority to monitor traffic around filling stations in the state.

Mr Bolaji expressed his displeasure at the conduct of some drivers, who queue up in a disorderly way, disrupting traffic flow around various petrol stations.

“The scarcity of fuel being experienced is not an excuse to block and impede traffic flows across Lagos,”
He added that the roads should be free, and the shortage of fuel should not be an excuse to becoming a burden to other lagosians.

“We want our roads to be free; we do not want fuel queues to constitute a burden for other road users in Lagos.”

He reiterated that efficient traffic management has remained crucial in the attainment of a seamless multi-modal transportation system in Lagos.

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He asked for maximum cooperation from the public in monitoring and ensuring that the ‘T.h.e.m.e.s’ agenda of the present administration yields positive results in terms of socio-economic development, as well security of lives and property.


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