Oyo State Government has issued a three day ultimatum to transporters who park to load and offload passengers along the Ojoo Interchange at Akinyele Local Government in Ibadan to vacate the place and use the designated Akinyele Trailer Park.
The commercial transporters were given the three day ultimatum to ease the traffic situation along the Interchange towards UI road as well as the road leading to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway from Ojoo.
In a meeting with security and road management personnel on Friday in Ibadan, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Tpl Ademola Ajibola said the State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has frowned at the way commercial cars and buses park at the roadside of the Ojoo Interchange.
According to him, for the safety of lives ad beautification of the city, traders at the interchange must move to Abatakan where stalls would be built for them while trailer operators at Abatakan would relocate to Akinyele Trailer park.
He said, “The governor has indicated his aversion to continued use of the Ojoo Interchange, which was conceived and constructed to ease traffic congestion and stop accidents which hitherto had claimed lives and properties for trading and parking by motorists to load and offload passengers.
“He has approved a ban on trading activities of motorist at this interchange in order to maintain the purpose for which it was built and any violation starting from Tuesday, 3rd of December will be dealt with by security and road transport management as dictated by the State’s environmental and transport laws.”
Those that were present at the meeting are officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Nigerian police, Oyo State Road Transport Maintenance Agency (OYRTMA) among others.
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