The Office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Central Business Districts has called on the leadership of the State Council of the National Union of Road Transport workers to prevail on their members operating within the Island Business District in curbing traffic and environment issues within the District.
The Special Adviser, Mr. Olugbenga Oyerinde, recently made the call at a meeting with the leadership of the Lagos State Chapter of the National Union of Road Transport workers led by the State Treasurer, Comrade Adekunle Mustapha Sego and branch chairmen of the union at the Lagos Island office of CBD.
Mr. Oyerinde who spoke extensively on various traffic offences perpetrated by members of the unions especially driving against the flow of traffic (one way), indiscriminate parking on the roads and conversion of roads to illegal garages as well as allocating selling points to street traders.
“We are aware that you are partners in progress and major stakeholders as we are finding a lasting solution to the traffic issues within the Lagos Island CBD and we recognize that you have control over your members at the local level and I appeal to you to call them to order in ensuring that traffic situation within the district improves”, he said.
While noting that several people daily visit the CBD for diverse reasons, the Special Adviser said the cooperation of all stakeholders is important in finding lasting solution to the perennial traffic situations at the axis.
Members of the Lagos State chapter of the NURTW at the meeting, led by Ayinde Akinsanya Sego, pledged the commitment of members of the transport union to obey and comply with the traffic and environmental laws of the State.