NURTW crisis: Lagos Assembly advocates implementation of parking policy
Following the suspension of the National Road Union of Transport Workers activities in the state, the Lagos State House of Assembly has urged the Lagos State Parking Authority to immediately begin the full implementation of the state’s parking policy.
The Chairman, House Committee on Transportation, Hon. Temitope Adewale, made this known during a media briefing, on Friday, at the assembly in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The PUNCH reports that the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had, on Thursday, announced the suspension of all the NURTW activities in the state with immediate effect. This followed the suspension of the Lagos chapter chairman of the union, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, by the union’s national headquarters.
Adewale noted that full implementation of the parking policy would solve the perennial problem of traffic congestion to a large extent and ensure improved road safety in the state.
According to NAN, Adewale stated that with the recent suspension of the union and further take-over of the motor parks, the days of indiscriminate parking of commercial vehicles along major roads in the metropolis were numbered.
He said, “The Lagos State Parking Policy has been designed to decongest traffic and address climate change challenges.
“The policy, which is created under the Transportation Reform Law, was to create job opportunities and generate revenue for the state through issuance of parking tickets to defaulters.”
Adewale noted that the state had to take charge of the situation created by the crisis rocking the NURTW to avoid a breakdown of law and order.
He said by law, the LSPA should have a General Manager with responsibility to manage the parks at the moment.