Lagos State reiterates No parking of articulated vehicles in prohibited areas at Apapa.
Written by tobi adejare on May 24, 2019
The Lagos State Government has denounced purported claims by some highly placed politicians, owners and drivers of articulated vehicles that it has permitted them to park under the Marine Bridge, Ijora and other adjoining areas in the Apapa axis.
In a statement, the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Mr Tunji Bello, said Lagos has not created any temporary park under the Marine Bridge, anywhere in Apapa and Ijora to accomodate articulated trucks, and any truck found in the prohibited areas forthwith should be towed away.
Mr. Bello said the State Government is fully in support of the directives of Mr President to clear all the trucks illegally parked in Apapa and would do everything possible to ensure its effectiveness.
He maintained that the State Government had given the go- ahead to all security agencies to be deployed for the clearing exercise and no illegally parked trucks in Apapa or its environs would be spared immediately the exercise commences.
Bello reiterated the commitment of the State Government to ensure the re-beautification and landscaping of all the set backs and parks presently illegally occupied by the trucks.
The SSG recalled that six years ago, the set backs under the Marine Bridge were beautified by the State Government but were degraded by the activities of truck drivers and owners who have defied all appeals and assured residents of the State and Apapa in particular that the inconveniences presently being experienced as a result of the unwholesome activities of the trucks would soon come to a permanent end.