Third Mainland Bridge: Oyingbo axis to be free of market activities ― Corps Marshal
• warns on indiscriminate buying and selling during Sallah period
Following the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge for the routine maintenance by the Federal Ministry of Works, the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (KAI) has reiterated its readiness to sustain the Oyingbo axis of any impediment.
This is mostly caused by the activities of food traders (vegetables) who mostly occupy a major part of the road for offloading and selling of their products resulting into heavy traffic gridlock around the Oyingbo market and the Lagos Mainland environment.
The Corps Marshal of the Agency, CP Akinpelu Gbemisola (retd) disclosed this at the Command Headquarters, Bolade-Oshodi.
According to her,’’ Oyingbo-Iddo via Carter Bridge is one of the alternative routes to ease traffic movement into the Island during the repairs and as such, the Agency operatives tagged Oyingbo Rescue Team who have been stationed in the last three months to curb the activities of these recalcitrant traders would be fortified to ensure significant improvement is achieved towards reducing to the barest minimum, the activities of the traders and drivers who disrupt free traffic movement around this axis’’.
While noting that the Agency in the past, engaged in series of meetings coupled with advocacy and sensitisation in and around the Lagos Mainland Local Government Area (LGA) in line with the mandate of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu at ensuring general cleanliness of our roads and free vehicular movement the in the state.
Akinpelu further stated that the Agency would be working with other enforcement agencies such as the Police, Lagos State Neighbourhood and Safety Corps (LNSC), Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Central Business District (CBD) and other security operatives to prevent any trading activities before, during and after the closure across the State.
She also noted with dismay at the unending issue of traffic, reduction in road capacity, general obstructions as a result of commercial activities (indiscriminate parking and trading) especially during this Sallah period saying that necessary action will be taken against any erring individual or group of persons.
The Corps Marshal, however, reiterated the determination of the Agency to ensure that all citizens in the state abide by the stipulated environmental laws of the state.