Connect with us

General news

Gridlock: Motorists relieved as LASTMA, others clear Iponri bus stop of articulated vehicles



Gridlock: Motorists relieved as LASTMA, others clear Iponri bus stop of articulated vehicles

With the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), clearing Iponri Bust Stop on Funso Williams Avenue, Lagos of the indiscriminately parked articulated vehicles impounded by traffic management agencies, motorists on the route say they are now relieved of the daily gridlock on the road.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the Police, LASTMA and other agencies had turned Iponri Bus Stop in Surulere, Lagos, into a junkyard for vehicles they impounded which created severe problems for motorists and commuters.

Mr Tokunbo Oladele, a driver plying Costain-Lawanson route, told that he was happy seeing the corridor cleared of the impounded articulated vehicles by LASTMA.

Oladele said that the vehicles had been a barrier to the free-flow of traffic for motorists, especially to the commercial motorists plying the corridor.

“The evacuation is a great development and relieves us of the daily lockjam along the corridor.

“We thank the government for coming to our aid by putting an end to the re-routing of traffic on the corridor.

Mr Ayoola Wahab, also a driver, said that the evacuation of the trucks would enhance the free-flow of traffic at the bus stop, especially at present when work was ongoing at the Costain bridge.

“I am happy for the recent clearing of the vehicles on the road, especially when construction of Costain bus stop is ongoing, it makes the road free and makes journey faster,’’ he added.

A LASTMA official at Iponri area office who spoke to under anonymity, said the trucks were cleared by the recent directive from the head office.

“We were asked to removed them as instructed and we have done that and as you can see the traffic is flowing well,’’ he said.

reports that the parking has narrowed the two-lane road to a single lane on both sides, worsening the traffic logjam at Costain Bus Stop, especially in the rush hours of the morning.


(Editing by Peter Ejiofor)

Kazeem Akande: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a media subscriber of the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

A’ Ibom Govt. sensitises 948 flood prone coastal villages UAE donates 7.5 tonnes of medical supplies to Nigerian Govt. Police arrest human trafficking kingpin in Katsina State Lagos-Ibadan Rail to begin operations with 16 trips daily –  NRC Our borrowings are justified – FG says Military airstrike hits bandits’ camp, kills scores in Kaduna forest Ondo State governorship election: APC inaugurates national campaign council Number of migrants landing in Italy more than doubles in past year Sodomy: NAPTIP arrests labourer for luring 12 children in Sokoto Council sensitises mothers in Badagry on rape, child abuse Always cooperate with government, RTEAN urges transport unions Senegal’s COVID-19 cases surpass 12,000-mark with 160 new infections Arsenal head of football, Sanllehi, leaves club Skills acquisition programmes panacea to youth development – Ganduje Tinubu urges immortalisation of former United States Ambassador, Walter Carrington Sanwo-Olu mourns Lagos APC chieftain, Lanre Razak Corruption: Ganduje tasks anti-graft agency not to compromise School reopening: Kebbi Govt. trains 2,212 teachers on COVID-19 protocols  Buhari greets ex-NESG Chairman, Sam Ohuabunwa at 70 Gov. AbdulRazaq mourns former Deputy Speaker of Kwara Assembly Two COVID-19 patients discharged in Kwara 22 graduates bag 1st Class in Plateau varsity’s combined convocation Film contents registration: LSFVCB alleys stakeholders’s fears Nigerian traders in Ghana decry closure of their shops by Ghanaian authorities Umuezuo community in Imo seeks status of autonomous community Flick’s ‘brutal domination’ makes Bayern new favourites FCTA demolishes 134 houses in Apo Akpmajenya indigenous community Kwara Commissioner urges students to adopt Physiotherapy as career Hundreds of sea lions to be killed in effort to save endangered fish ‘Historic humiliation’: Spanish media flay Barca after Bayern debacle Bayern Munich’s massacre: Ebonyi soccer fans view Messi, Barcelona’s end Kwara Commissioner rewards ad hoc staff for commitment to duty Prominent Lagos politician Lanre Rasak dies at 74 Edo 2020: Ize-Iyamu distances self, APC from Etsako-West violence Lagos-Ibadan rail: Crowd cheers Amaechi, Mohammed as duo ride on new trains Fight over United States Postal Service underscores challenges it faces Israel describes UN rejection of Iran arms embargo as ‘disgrace’ Amaechi, Mohammed inspect Lagos-Ibadan rail project  My album, “Jehovah”, lifts people going through challenges — Gospel songstress Total blackout in Rivers as angry youths shutdown Afam transmission lines Police arrest pastor, 5 others for alleged child theft in A’Ibom Delta approves 3 additional private schools for JSS exams Buhari rejoices with Kingsley Osadolor at 60 COVID-19: survivors say mental health key to defeating virus Kogi Poly expels 25 students for examination malprcatice NBS says 21.76m Nigerians unemployed in 2020 Refugee Commission commends Humanitarian Affairs Minister Latin America’s coronavirus cases exceed 6m Militants attack kills 2 policemen in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province Britain marks 75 years since Japan’s defeat in World War II