There are strong indications that the Lagos state government may impose a ban on indiscriminate queues at filling stations. state house correspondents obtained a communique pointing to this.
Read the press statement below…
The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it would no longer allow indiscriminate parking of vehicles on the road networks across the state on the basis of queuing up for Premium Motor Spirit otherwise known as fuel, just as it threatened to sanction any erring filling stations and motorists who flout the directive.
Rising from the weekly State Executive Council Meeting, the government said it can no longer tolerate the attendant traffic gridlock associated with the indiscriminate parking of vehicles on the road, adding that the enforcement on the directive would commence immediately from today (Thursday).
While addressing a joint press briefing at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Dayo Mobereola, said as much as the government empathized with the people on the difficulties they have been subjected to as a result of shortage of petroleum products, it would however not watch and allow the situation cripple the flow of traffic in the state.