The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced plans to restrict the movement of heavy-duty trucks in Lagos metropolis during the day in order to ease traffic on the roads.
The governor made this disclosure on Monday at the Lagos House, Ikeja, when a team from the Nigerian Breweries Plc paid a courtesy visit.
Sanwo-Olu, who was elected into power in 2019, has assured Lagosians that his government has been pushing the trailers off the whole corridor of Iganmu area to ensure that road users enjoy a traffic-free journey to Apapa.
"New policies are going to come out in the coming days on some regulations around movement of heavy-duty trucks just so that we can manage what time of the day they all get to come in on the roads,” Sanwo-Olu stated.
"We cannot begin to imagine 30 to 50 trucks competing during work hours, and so we need to plan out the logistics around it, what time of the day they need to move.
"It is more around how do we resolve traffic movement and traffic flow in all of the places and some very hard decision will be taken.
"The issue is not building more roads, the issue is managing the ones that we currently have, and all of us using them efficiently and effectively.
"The things that don't need to move during the daytime, we can restrict them to night movement, so that they can free up traffic all around the place."
In Lagos, the bad roads and resulting traffic are a cause for concern and many have decried the negligence of the government. This development will, thus, come as a relief to Lagosians.