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Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by AutoReportNG: 10:20pm On Jul 19, 2018
The Lagos State Government has called on the Federal Government to postpone the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in order not to further paralyse traffic in the metropolis.

A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan on Thursday said the State Government would urge the Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing to consider shifting the proposed closure dates for the Third Mainland Bridge to a latter date to avoid compounding the situation.

The government said the Ikorodu Road and adjoining roads would not be adequate to cope if Third Mainland Bridge was shut for repairs at a time that Apapa-Oshodi express road and others leading in and out of the ports were experiencing an unusual, albeit, temporary traffic snarl.

“It is indeed pathetic that private firms seeking to make profit from legitimate commerce would continue to subject the citizens of Lagos State to horrendous pains inspite of the provision of holding bays for their trucks and tankers until it is their turn to pick goods at the ports,” it stated.



However, the state government expressed deep sympathies with commuters and residents of Apapa and other parts of Lagos affected by the lingering logjam occasioned by the congestion created by trucks and articulated vehicles along the Apapa vehicular corridor.

The statement said government expressed sadness over the difficulties faced by motorists and commuters seeking the use of the Apapa-Oshodi highway and other routes leading to the ports.

Blaming the renewed congestion on the recalcitrance of owners and drivers of tankers and trucks to fully comply with the subsisting directive that restricts their movement within the State, the Government also attributes the worsened situation to the ongoing industrial action by a section of workers at the Apapa ports which has slowed down the pace of goods clearance as well as the slow pace of repair works on the roads leading to the ports, most of which are federal roads.

To ameliorate the situation, the Government assured Lagosians that the State Police Command and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) have been directed to flood the affected areas with sufficient officers to further control traffic and bring sanity to bear “on this hectic situation so as to bring immediate succour to our people.”

The statement added that the recent rehabilitation of the truck park at Orile Iganmu, with capacity to take 3,000 trucks shows the commitment of the Akinwunmi Ambode administration to find a lasting solution to the enormous challenge posed by the indiscriminate use of the highways by articulated vehicles.

According to the Commissioner, government had hoped that, with the unfortunate loss of lives and property to destruction caused by tanker explosions and truck mishaps, the conscience of the haulage stakeholders would be pricked sorely enough to save Lagosians from the threat of carnage on the highways by adhering to directives and also investing in truck terminals themselves.

He, however, assured that the State Government would not allow its highways turned to death traps while urging speedy delivery of the roads under reconstruction within the axis and full computerization of the port's operations in order to save the State from this incessant but avoidable hardship.

“If the powers of the State is inadequate to force these powerful merchants to obey the law, shall we also say that the Federal Government with all the forces at its command, is unable to protect residents of Lagos against this common threat?”



The statement noted that while Mr. President had assured Lagos State that the Federal Government would tackle this matter decisively, the latest hardship makes the much-needed intervention extremely imperative.

The Commissioner expressed regrets that ongoing rehabilitation of roads in Apapa and its environs and the efforts towards sanitizing truck entry procedures have pushed the trucks to other parts of the city all because the haulage operators have continued to illegally turn major roads to parks thereby using public facilities to increase their private profit.

“We therefore once again call on the Federal Government to save Lagosians by assisting to enforce the rule that all haulage operators must have designated parks immediately, while we continue to solicit the understanding and cooperation of the general public.”


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https://www.autoreportng.com/2018/07/apapa-gridlock-fg-must-postpone-closure.html
Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by ladyF(f): 10:20pm On Jul 19, 2018
Postpone it till when exactly? No-one even knows when Lagos State will complete the roads they're working on, or if they will even complete it at all. The one in my area has been abandoned for years! angry

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by AutoReportNG: 10:21pm On Jul 19, 2018
This is the season 2 of #LagosTreks

The way people trekked today ehn..

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by biacan(f): 10:34pm On Jul 19, 2018
Lagos state environmental department became a disaster after fashola left..... smh

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by thunder74(m): 10:59pm On Jul 19, 2018
Good step in the right direction. I was planning to tell the government to postpone the closure of third mainland bridge to a better time

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by Paperwhite(m): 11:05pm On Jul 19, 2018
The sight of trailers/articulated vehicles on Eko, Mile-2, Constain, Apongbon bridges as well as snaking within residential areas are recipe for disaster.

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by Esseite: 12:36am On Jul 20, 2018
Maintaining an overused bridge... why not build supporting bridges which would obviously reduce traffic and routine maintenance.

Apapa - No go area.
Costain stadium - One lane.
3rd mainland - closed for repair.
Carter bridge - balogun market deadly traffic.

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by obasiken: 3:53am On Jul 20, 2018
Esseite:
Maintaining an overused bridge... why not build supporting bridges which would obviously reduce traffic and routine maintenance.

Apapa - No go area.
Costain stadium - One lane.
3rd mainland - closed for repair.
Carter bridge - balogun market deadly traffic.

Build a new 4th mainland bridge?

That will happen in 2050, for now they are busy with elections.

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by franchasng: 6:46pm On Jul 20, 2018
Lagos is in coma, dying slowly but Tinubu and his supporters and stooges will not agree as he continues to milk Lagos dry, and we the mumu followers will keep shouting eko Oni baje o because they used chikini change out of trillions to construct bus stops and buy ordinary buses, hmmmm cry

Before u argue with me, try and make out time one Sunday and drive around Lagos; from Surulere to Mushin to Agege to Oshodi to Isolo to Ikeja to Festac to Mile 2 to Ikotun to Mazamaza to Ojo to Iyanoba to Igando to Egbeda to Coconut and u will see that Lagos has collapsed when it comes to road networks.

Lagos state inter city roads are all gone!

Most street roads are dead! Roads connecting streets to streets especially around Oshodi-mafoluku area, Mushin, Isolo, Mazamaza, mile 2, etc are all dilapidated and looking horrible and causing serious damages to cars plying those routes.

It is really really shameful that Nigerians cannot make Nigeria beautiful and stress free, it hurts seriously cry cry

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by Sharpshooota: 6:47pm On Jul 20, 2018
Postpone it to when exactly
Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by PHIPEX(m): 6:47pm On Jul 20, 2018
The decision to close the bridge is poorly thought-out considering that the alternative routes are blocked.

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by jaz(m): 6:47pm On Jul 20, 2018
Spent 5 hours today within Apapa traffic. 2 hours going 3 hours coming. This country can't become better, only worse

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by franchasng: 6:48pm On Jul 20, 2018
Esseite:
Maintaining an overused bridge... why not build supporting bridges which would obviously reduce traffic and routine maintenance.

Apapa - No go area.
Costain stadium - One lane.
3rd mainland - closed for repair.
Carter bridge - balogun market deadly traffic.
until the bridge collapses one day, which will definitely happen, black man, Nigerian man will never think of collapsing it artificially and rebuilding it or building alternative bridges to ease the traffic.

Black people especially Nigerians lack sense, we live and behave like wild animals, shameful angry angry

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by Nasri100(m): 7:00pm On Jul 20, 2018
Okay.

If something catastrophic happens,

We know who will face heavy scrutiny.
Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by Primusinterpares(m): 7:01pm On Jul 20, 2018
Let fg dredge other ports and let them come on steam...

they will say no money...
my solution...
Open it up for private investors and regulate it's operation while they pay taxes at the end of the day.
that way... they smile you smile... everyone is happy.

my2kobo

Lagos is becoming too clusterd up...

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by Revolva(m): 7:06pm On Jul 20, 2018

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by Nobody: 7:07pm On Jul 20, 2018
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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by gaetano: 7:09pm On Jul 20, 2018
Just let other ports function. Must everyone use lagos port? Just because of IGR

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by selemempe: 7:20pm On Jul 20, 2018
franchasng:
Lagos is in coma, dying slowly but Tinubu and his supporters and stooges will not agree as he continues to milk Lagos dry, and we the mumu followers will keep shouting eko Oni baje o because they used chikini change out of trillions to construct bus stops and buy ordinary buses, hmmmm cry

Before u argue with me, try and make out time one Sunday and drive around Lagos; from Surulere to Mushin to Agege to Oshodi to Isolo to Ikeja to Festac to Mile 2 to Ikotun to Mazamaza to Ojo to Iyanoba to Igando to Egbeda to Coconut and u will see that Lagos has collapsed when it comes to road networks.

Lagos state inter city roads are all gone!

Most street roads are dead! Roads connecting streets to streets especially around Oshodi-mafoluku area, Mushin, Isolo, Mazamaza, mile 2, etc are all dilapidated and looking horrible and causing serious damages to cars plying those routes.

It is really really shameful that Nigerians cannot make Nigeria beautiful and stress free, it hurts seriously cry cry
Yoruba people go gree? Fashola tried in lagos but ambode is reversing all the gains made...and yoro peeps here are supporting him cos he is loyal to bourdillion

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by crossfire47(m): 7:27pm On Jul 20, 2018
franchasng:
until the bridge collapses one day, which will definitely happen, black man, Nigerian man will never think of collapsing it artificially and rebuilding it or building alternative bridges to ease the traffic.

Black people especially Nigerians lack sense, we live and behave like wild animals, shameful angry angry
Word!

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by Ishilove: 7:28pm On Jul 20, 2018
Crap! Ambode should also address the issue of the nauseating mountains of refuse that now decorate every nook of Lagos. The rats in my hood have grown to the size of small goats and have invaded my home angry cry

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by Ishilove: 7:33pm On Jul 20, 2018
biacan:
Lagos state environmental department became a disaster after fashola left..... smh
It's a tragedy

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by tete7000(m): 7:33pm On Jul 20, 2018
The way we think in this country, the way we do our things, it is a matter of time before our life is grinded to a halt. That we are still surviving is a miracle. We live haphazardly, no thought out plan for anything. Greed and selfishness have killed us.

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by Ishilove: 7:36pm On Jul 20, 2018
franchasng:
Lagos is in coma, dying slowly but Tinubu and his supporters and stooges will not agree as he continues to milk Lagos dry, and we the mumu followers will keep shouting eko Oni baje o because they used chikini change out of trillions to construct bus stops and buy ordinary buses, hmmmm cry

Before u argue with me, try and make out time one Sunday and drive around Lagos; from Surulere to Mushin to Agege to Oshodi to Isolo to Ikeja to Festac to Mile 2 to Ikotun to Mazamaza to Ojo to Iyanoba to Igando to Egbeda to Coconut and u will see that Lagos has collapsed when it comes to road networks.

Lagos state inter city roads are all gone!

Most street roads are dead! Roads connecting streets to streets especially around Oshodi-mafoluku area, Mushin, Isolo, Mazamaza, mile 2, etc are all dilapidated and looking horrible and causing serious damages to cars plying those routes.

It is really really shameful that Nigerians cannot make Nigeria beautiful and stress free, it hurts seriously cry cry
All Ambode is doing is window dressing. Lagos has virtually collapsed! This present government is laying waste to everything Fashola achieved.

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by Odingo1: 7:40pm On Jul 20, 2018
Yoruba and their master Hausa-Fulani have refused that other ports in the other regions will never work, big country having all its port in one state including one international airport.

Make them continue deceiving theirselves
, they are busy building another port in lekki making it three ports in one state and two international airport in one state,greedy people

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by Basildvalour(m): 8:06pm On Jul 20, 2018
Postponed to late December when there will be reduced traffic on the road, firms and workplaces would have closed shop for the year.

But Lagos don dirty finish o...Kai!

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by wristbangle: 8:16pm On Jul 20, 2018
franchasng:
Lagos is in coma, dying slowly but Tinubu and his supporters and stooges will not agree as he continues to milk Lagos dry, and we the mumu followers will keep shouting eko Oni baje o because they used chikini change out of trillions to construct bus stops and buy ordinary buses, hmmmm cry

Before u argue with me, try and make out time one Sunday and drive around Lagos; from Surulere to Mushin to Agege to Oshodi to Isolo to Ikeja to Festac to Mile 2 to Ikotun to Mazamaza to Ojo to Iyanoba to Igando to Egbeda to Coconut and u will see that Lagos has collapsed when it comes to road networks.

Lagos state inter city roads are all gone!

Most street roads are dead! Roads connecting streets to streets especially around Oshodi-mafoluku area, Mushin, Isolo, Mazamaza, mile 2, etc are all dilapidated and looking horrible and causing serious damages to cars plying those routes.

It is really really shameful that Nigerians cannot make Nigeria beautiful and stress free, it hurts seriously cry cry

May your head never lack intelligence. A big amen!

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by franchasng: 8:19pm On Jul 20, 2018
Ishilove:

All Ambode is doing is window dressing. Lagos has virtually collapsed! This present government is laying waste to everything Fashola achieved.
almost all inter city roads, street roads and LGA-LGA connecting roads in Lagos have dilapidated as if there is no government collecting tax and levies angry

What makes a city a word class city is not bus stops, it is how neat and well paved the roads are. Lagos roads are death traps. LAWMA is doing very bad in waste management and disposal in Lagos too.

Lagos will definitely collapse and become a city of past glory if nothing is done urgently to savage the numerous dead roads and refuse dumps taking over Lagos cry

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by franchasng: 8:20pm On Jul 20, 2018
wristbangle:


May your head never lack intelligence. A big amen!
Amen my brother and u too smiley

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Re: Apapa Gridlock: FG Must Postpone The Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge – LASG by wristbangle: 8:21pm On Jul 20, 2018
Ishilove:
Crap! Ambode should also address the issue of the nauseating mountains of refuse that now decorate every nook of Lagos. The rats in my hood have grown to the size of small goats and have invaded my home angry cry

I thought I'm the only one who observe the size of the rodents. The rats are feeding fat on refuse that has heaped like mount everest. The ones in my hood already have horns and they look as if their growth won't slow down.

The government of ambode has scored F9 in waste management and road repair in Lagos. In this sector, the city is dying slowly. Oh! I miss the days of fashola cry

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