May 26, 2024

LASTMA deploys officials to fuel stations

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LASTMA deploys officials to fuel stations

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has deployed officials to monitor traffic around filling stations across the state as queues worsen.

In a press release signed by the agency’s Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment, Adebayo Taofiq, on Wednesday, LASTMA also cautioned motorists queuing up for fuel at different filling stations not to cause traffic congestion and hinder other road users.

LASTMA General Manager, Mr Bolaji Oreagba said the deployment became imperative following reports of long queues around filling stations caused by motorists parking indiscriminately and blocking roads while queuing up to buy fuel.

He said, “Buying fuel is not an excuse to block and impede traffic flow across the state.

Inasmuch as we want our roads to be free, “we do not want fuel queues to constitute a burden for other road users across the state.”

Oreagba further advised landlords and tenants to shun inappropriate storage of fuel at homes and public places.

“Filling stations must equally avoid dispensing fuel in polythene bags to avoid a scuffle that can spark off a fire incident,” LASTMA said.

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