The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has directed trailers parking indiscriminately at Ogere section of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway to immediately vacate the area to give way for ongoing construction works.
Fashola, who undertook an inspection of the road from Lagos, gave the directive during a town hall meeting with stakeholders at Ogere in Ogun State on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Friday.
After listening to the submissions of traditional rulers, representatives of the three major tribes, civil society, state government officials, contractors and traffic regulatory agencies, Fashola appealed to the trucks to vacate the highway.
Fashola asked the task force on traffic laws newly constituted by the Ogun State Government to enforce the directive, noting that parking on the highway was a violation of the nation’s traffic laws.
He also frowned at road abuses by truck drivers who pour diesel and petrol on the highway, causing quick road degeneration. (NAN)