07 July 2014, Lagos – Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, assured that the traffic gridlock being experienced on the Apapa Oshody Expressway would ease in the next one week. He also appealed to tanker drivers to transport their product at night, saying “It is easier to move at this time.
Fashola gave the assurance while inspecting some failed portions of the ever busy expressway and the ongoing expansion works on the 10 lane Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
He was accompanied by the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, Special Adviser on Works and Infrastructure, Engineer Ganiyu Johnson and the South West Public Relations Officer of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD, branch of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, Mr. Tayo Aboyeji among others.
The governor said, “They (PTD officials) have assured me that in the next one week, things will change for the better and we are accepting that from them. It is easier for the state to accept their commitment but if we do not see the change we expect, we know what to do on behalf of the residents. One business cannot disturb the other. This is only a temporary measure, the Federal Government should also visit Apapa, to see the pains residents and owners of business are going through daily.