Oyo State Government has told commercial transporters who have created an illegal park along the Ojoo interchange to vacate the place within the next three days and move to the designated Akinyele trailer park.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development,Tpl Ademola Ajibola disclosed this at the weekend during a meeting with security and road management personnel in his office.
He said Governor Seyi Makinde has frowned at the way commercial cars and buses park at the roadside of the Ojo interchange, adding that the three-day ultimatum was to ease the traffic situation along the interchange towards the Univeristy of Ibadan road, as well as the road leading to Lagos-Ibadan expressway from Ojoo.
Ajibola further said the move was to safeguard the lives of residents and aid the beautification of the city.
He added that traders at the interchange must also move to Abatakan, where stalls would be built for them.
His words:”The governor has indicated his aversion to the 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 and activities of motorists 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.”
Ajibola said the directive has indicated a ban on the activities of transporters and traders along the interchabge, adding that violation of the order would attract stiff penalties.