Otedola bridge fire: Lagos restricts tankers to designated route, enforces road worthiness

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The Lagos State Government has restricted tankers to designated trailer route following the tanker explosion on Otedola Bridge on Thursday.

The government also gave 30-day ultimatum for articulated vehicles to obtain road worthiness certificate.

Addressing a joint press briefing at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa after meeting with all the relevant stakeholders, the Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Ladi Lawanson, said

“As an immediate response to the latest incident, the Lagos State Government hereby announces the following measures: Fuel tankers are hereby directed to ply the designated trailer route, that is, Apapa-Oworonshoki Expressway via Ogudu to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

He listed the 10 centres currently available to process the applications to include Berger, Ojodu; Odogunyan, Ikorodu; Agric/Ishawo Road, Ikorodu; Worksyard, PWD, Shogunle; NCI, Gbagada; VIS Yard, Oko-Afo, Badagry; VIS Yard, Ayobo-Ipaja; Test Centre, Badagry; VIS Yard, Epe; and VIS Yard, Oko-Oba Abattoir.

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