|Mr Joseph Odiase|
Odiase, on Thursday urged the Lagos State Government (LASG) to suspend its
policy restricting the movement of container -laden trucks between 6.a.m. and 9
interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said the restriction
order, which excluded tankers carrying petroleum products was discriminatory.
that trucks were restricted to move only at night, adding that the policy was
like closing the ports which served as gateways to the nation’s economy.
agencies concerned with traffic control to live up to their responsibilities to
that policy and seek for an all-inclusive contribution from all the
stakeholders because it is not right to close the gateway to the economy of
days and the truth of the matter is that the truck drivers, the importers, the
ship liners, the shipping agencies, they are the ones who are at a loss; and we
exporters and importers.
runs its ports in nine hours; it is not done.
Government to actually reverse that and let the various government agencies;
the VIOs, the Road Safety, the Police, let them do their jobs.
will be put in place. The truck owners will be forced to repair their vehicles.
Nigeria) should do their job; they should check the importation of tyres
because the truth of the matter is that 100 per cent of tryes imported into
this country are all sub-standard.
will be surprised that we change tyres virtually every two months; tyres that
are supposed to last for a minimum of one year,” Odiase said.
deplorable condition of the roads.
to suffer over poor roads.