Apapa gridlock: Truck drivers defy Buhari’s directive


By Victor Ahiuma-Young, Olasunkanmi Akoni & Monsuru Olowoopejo


LAGOS — DESPITE the expiration of the 72-hour directive for the removal of all trucks and tankers in Apapa and its environs, the heavy duty vehicles still occupied most routes in the area yesterday.

President Buhari apapa
President Buhari

Motorists and residents experienced the usual gridlock as many vehicles were still parked indiscriminately on the roads.

The worst hit areas are Otto-Wharf, Mile -2, Kirikiri junction, Mazamaza/Mile-2 Bridge, Old Ojo Road, Sunrise, and Trinity.

Some armed Mobile policemen were seen controlling the traffic to some extent, but they were practically overwhelmed by large number of trucks on the roads.

However, Vanguard noticed that the trucks were no longer at Cele, Ijesha, Sanya, and Second Rainbow by Fatgbems Filling Station.

We spend over N150,000 from Mile 2 to Tin can — Trucker(Opens in a new browser tab)

These came as a female officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, was…

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