The Lagos State Government has appealed to fuel stations to ensure that vehicles queuing for petrol do not obstruct the free flow of traffic on major roads across the metropolis.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the State Ministry of Transportation said it viewed with great concern and regret, the disruption of traffic flow by patrons of fuel stations as the resulting gridlock adversely affects the economic activities of other road users.
While advising the fuel stations to ensure that the queues of motorists waiting to refill vehicles do not obstruct movement of other road users, the Ministry admonished independent marketers not to create artificial scarcity to avoid being sanctioned.
Meanwhile, the Ministry has constituted a committee to monitor the traffic situation occasioned by the fuel scarcity in the face of the prevailing festive season so as to prevent the loss of man-hours and travel time in traffic gridlock.
The Committee comprises representatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), The Police, Lagos State Task Force, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and the Ministry of Transportation.