Tanker Owners: We pay N10,000 to security agents to drive against traffic (NewTelegraph)

Tanker Owners: We pay N10,000 to security agents to drive against traffic (NewTelegraph)

As Lagos State Police Command and other relevant agencies commence, ‘Operation Restore Sanity’ (ORS) yesterday to free Apapa of gridlock, the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), has alleged that its members pay as much as N10,000 to security agents to enable them to drive against traffic. The union also urged the Federal Government to compel shipping lines and tank farms’ operators to provide holding bay for their containers and tankers It said only the provision of holding bay for containers and parks for fuel tankers could end the perennial gridlock at the two port access roads. Its Lagos State’s Vice Chairman (Dry Cargo) sector, Mohammed Inuwa Abdullahi, who spoke with our correspondent yesterday in Lagos, said the traffic gridlock had given some security agents opportunities in some strategic areas from Ijora axis, Berger yard, Trinity down to Coconut axis of the Apapa Oshodi Express road to collect illegal money as much as N10,000 from truck drivers. Read more

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