…NARTO: We are thankful to Government, Presidential Tasks Team***
The Director, Federal Highways, South West, Mr. Funsho Adebiyi on Friday December 6, 2019 reaffirmed an earlier directive that there will be 72-hour closure of the Mile 2 to Tin Can Road portion of Oshodi- Apapa Expressway, Lagos, beginning from 12am Saturday, to allow for palliative work.
Mr Funsho stated this at the inspection site of the ongoing palliative project on the Tin Can Road, Apapa, noting that the 72 hours closure will begin from 12am on Saturday December 7 to 12pm on Monday December 9, 2019. The closure may however affect just the truckers.
“The palliative work has started already and the truck drivers have agreed to move their trucks away, to enable us carry out this palliative work because if we don’t move the trucks away, we can’t work.
“We have gone a step further by using Rapid Hardened Cement to fasten the hardening process and minimize how long it takes to do the job’ – Funso further said.
He commended the Presidential Taskforce for their presence which truly ensures lane discipline, noting the largely unruly behaviours of è “our tanker drivers are not discipline, and they are also lawless, but we have gotten to their chairman to talk to them and a team has agreed to be arresting unrulling drivers”.
“What we are doing here will stand the test of time”, he said, while also, giving a positive assurance on the final outcome.
“You will like what you see after the completion of this project, as there is no gain without pain!”.
The Treasurer of Lagos Zonal Council, Petroleum and Tanker Drivers, Mr. Abdulakeem Ogunmola, confirmed that they have agreed to work together with other associations and contractors and that they are also in support of the ongoing palliative project.
The General Manager operation of National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), Mr. Okafor Stephen, expressed his profound gratitude to the Presidential Taskforce saying: “Over the years, this Tincan Road has been unpassable, and since they came on board, they have been able to clear the road to the point where it is manageable.
“We are also happy because of this construction going on now. Everybody can attest that the work is going on well and very fast and they have also come to do some palliative on the other access road which the road will be accessible to truckers and other vehicles in due time”
“We are thankful to the Presidential Taskforce, the Federal Government and Ministry of Works and Housing for the work they are doing.
“We are hundred percent in support of this project going on and we have mobilize our forces to ensure compliance that all the trucks be off the road to enable them complete the exercise”.