The Lagos State Governmet on Thursday said the ongoing repair of roads is responsible for the heavy traffic being experienced across the state.
The Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso, stated this while speaking to newsmen on the the worsened traffic situation in the state.
According to Omotoso, “since the beginning of the massive road repairs under ‘Operation 116’ across the state, the traffic has been heavy.”
He said the government is aware of the discomfort commuters and motorists had been experiencing, adding that “relevant agencies” had been directed to review traffic control and regulation policies toward identifying long-lasting solution to the gridlocks.
The Commissioner further stated that the daily influx of people from other parts of the counrty also contribute to the persistent traffic being experienced across the state.
His words: “The administration sympathises with residents on the inconvenience being suffered daily.
“In fulfilment of its commitment to making the roads motorable immediately the rains subside, resources and equipment have been deployed to fix degenerated roads. The discomfort will be short-lived.
“The daily influx of people from other parts of the country into Lagos has contributed to the big human and vehicular pressure on the roads.
“Government will surely surmount the challenges with technology and enforcement of traffic rules.
“Government appreciates the perseverance of Lagosians and pledges its commitment to pooling all its resources together to achieve a permanent solution to the problem posed by the rehabilitation of bad roads.
“The administration will ensure that majority of the roads become smooth and motorable before the Yuletide.”
He advised motorists to use alternative routes provided in ordrr to ease the time and stress of staying in traffic.