Saturday, July 14, 2012

One visible failure of Gov Amosun

Tankers, trailers parked on both sides of the expressway at Ogere
Ogere, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway continues to be a huge headache to travellers. Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State promised upon being sworn in to solve the problem once and for all. It is over a year now, yet tanker and trailer drivers continue to be as lawless as they have always been, parking recklessly on the expressway.

They are so comfortable that they even form double lines on the express way sometimes, leaving a narrow passage for motorists to squeeze through. Any day there is a huge influx of traffic, maybe for a religious event or anything else, motorists have to detour into Sagamu to bypass the trouble spot or spend hours sitting in traffic gridlock.

Former Governor Gbenga Daniel tried as though he was going to win the battle against the lawless tanker drivers, but ultimately lost.  It does seem this is one failure that we are going to have to record for Gov Amosun upon completion of his tenure too. But of course, there is still time.  If the governor with all the powers conferred on him by the constitution cannot tame these lawless lot, who will?

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