The Lagos State Government has noticed the reactions generated by its directive to major and independent petroleum marketers operating on major roads.
The measure is to stop the traffic congestion that has resulted from their activities; it is not to compound the hardship motorists and commuters have experienced because of the lingering fuel shortage.
Following assurances from some of the offending filling stations, the 9am to 4pm restriction will no longer be enforced.
For the avoidance of doubt, filling stations are not restricted from doing their business, but fuel marketers have a responsibility to ensure that their activities do not cause any disruption whatsoever to traffic flow.
It is against the law to impede the free flow of traffic on our roads.
Traffic Management Agencies have been directed to invoke the law should any marketer be found to have allowed queues on its premises spill onto major roads in a disorderly manner that impedes traffic flow.