As lines get longer, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has sent employees to monitor traffic near gas stations throughout the state.
LASTMA also issued a press release on Wednesday that was signed by the organization’s Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment, Adebayo Taofiq, warning drivers in line for gas at various stations not to clog up traffic or impede other road users.
The LASTMA General Manager, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, stated that the deployment was necessary as a result of reports of lengthy lines at gas stations caused by drivers parking carelessly and blocking roadways while waiting in line to buy petrol.
“Buying fuel is not a justification to stop and impede traffic flow across the state,” he declared.We want our roads to be free of obstructions, but “we do not want fuel queues to constitute a burden for other road users across the state.”
Oreagba also urged landlords and tenants to avoid storing fuel improperly in their residences and public areas.
According to LASTMA, “filling stations must also refrain from dispensing fuel in polythene bags to prevent a scuffle that could start a fire incident.”