The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation- Dr Frederic Oladeinde, has pledged to create space for roadside traders and commercial drivers in Oyingbo as part of measures to resolve the gridlock problem in the area.
He made the pledge after a tour of the Oyingbo area, a statement released on Sunday reveals.
The commissioner, according to the statement, said the state government had identified 60 highway junctions and corridors critically affecting traffic movement within the Lagos metropolis.
Oladehinde noted that the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration was committed to solving congestion as well as promoting multi-modal transportation system in the state.
He said the state government could wield the big stick if street traders and drivers refused to stop obstructing traffic flow.
“We have come here to look at the enormity of the congestion problem and where we have market people obstructing the road. I think I am beginning to understand why they have refused to go into their market – the facilities are inadequate.
“We are going to work with the local government chairman in this area to find adequate solution for the market people to move back into the market. We are going to find a way to clear the yellow Danfo buses from the road by finding them a parking space to make the road free.
“The road is for movement, not for parking or selling. We have the task force team on standby and by next week after talking with the chairman and looking for a solution for these people to move, we will come here and clear the road and make sure that the road is free and there is less congestion,” he said in the statement.
On the Oyingbo New Bus Terminal, the commissioner said the ministry had asked the contractor handling the project to return to site, adding that the project, which, was designed for multi-modal transportation integration, was 90 per cent complete.

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