By Brendan Umoren
The Federal Road Safety Corps has announced that there will be restriction of movement for trailers, tankers and other articulated vehicles into Lagos State on February 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2019.
The movement restriction was contained in a statement by the Lagos State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Hyginus Omeje.
Omeje stated that the decision was reached at the end of the meeting of heads of security and traffic management agencies in the state on January 29, 2019 at the Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Force.
Giving the reason for such decision and the need for compliance, Omeje said Lagos State is playing host to 2019 Access Bank International Marathon scheduled to hold on February 1 and 2, 2019.
As a result, the road will be busier than usual.
Omeje said: “This decision is in the general interest of the motoring public and also targeted at ensuring free flow of traffic and forestall security breaches on the highways and other roads on the stated days.”
Accordingly, a joint team of traffic and security agencies have been set up to ensure strict compliance with this directive and the affected motorists found wanting will be severely reprimanded.G