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In Lagos Govt. to fine motorists who obstruct traffic while queuing for fuel

The Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr Chris Olakpe said defaulters will be fined between N10,000 to N100,000.

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Gov. Akinwumi Ambode

(Vanguard)

The Lagos state Government has announced that motorists who obstruct traffic while waiting to buy fuel will be sanctioned.

Filling stations were also asked to ensure their customers maintain one lane while dispensing fuel.

Leadership reports that the new regulation was announced at a joint press conference  by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde and the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Dayo Mobereola.

The commissioner for transportation said “The problem in the last few days has been one of traffic blockage caused by fuel dispensation and as a result of that, the state has been almost at a standstill.

“The ease of making traffic very easy should be the responsibility of everybody from the state to the filling stations and the users.”

Also, the Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr Chris Olakpe said defaulters will be fined between N10,000 to N100,000.

Mr Ayorinde, on his part said “Indiscriminate queues that block traffic and easy flow of movement in the state are no longer allowed.

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“Wherever this happens, we will have to deal decisively with erring filling stations according to the law.”

Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has stressed that the lingering fuel scarcity would be over in Abuja and Lagos by Thursday, April 7, 2016.

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