The state government of Lagos forbids trucks and trailers from plying state roads during the day.
During the daytime, the Lagos State Government banned trucks and trailers from plying roads in the state.
This was confirmed by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, when he met with various state truck owners in Ikeja on Wednesday 27 January.
Oladeinde declared that on dedicated routes between the hours of 9 pm to 6 am daily, trucks and trailers were now confined to night operations to avoid increasing carnage on roads during the daytime.
The government will rectify the situation.
The Special Adviser to the State Governor on Transportation, Oluwatoyin Fayinka, also spoke at the meeting, saying that no enforcement by truck drivers would be met with rigid penalties for defaulters. He instructed the owners of the truck to use the grace period to get their act together and adhere to the given directives.
In addition, Fayinka advised operators to secure parks outside Apapa in order to curb the gridlock and work hand in hand with the State Vehicle Inspection Services (VIS) and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) by ensuring that their vehicles are Road Worthy with the warning that they will impound rickety vehicles.
Manager, Transport Operations, Engr., in the study of small routes for trucks. Abdulhafis Toriola, explained the routes and vehicle requirements to be followed. Any vehicle above 6ft with three sets of number plates is called a trailer and an articulated vehicle, according to him, explaining that it would be limited to Ikorodu Lane, Maryland, Costain and Funsho Williams Avenue.
In response to the new Order, the members of the Council of the Union and Association of Maritime Transport Workers (COMTUA), the National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), the Association of Maritime Transport Owners (AMATO), the Allied Truck Transporter Association of Nigeria (ATTAN) and the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) of the Union of Maritime Transport Workers (NURTW) have appealed to the State Government to support them.