All fuel stations operating along major roads in Lagos State are now to operate between 9am and 4pm on weekdays, the Lagos State government has directed.
The directive, according to the government, is to help reduce the impact of their activities on the traffic situation, which continues to worsen as the scarcity of the essential commodity lingers.
Lagos State Commissioner of Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde directed that all independent and major oil marketers with retail outlets on major roads within the metropolis of Lagos must comply with the directive.
The government warned that any operator who refuses to comply with the directive would be heavily sanctioned.
Oladeinde, who said the 9am to 4pm order would be sustained until the fuel shortage crisis subsides, added that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS), Transport Operations Compliance Unit (TOCU) and other Law Enforcement Agencies have been charged to ensure seamless flow of traffic across the State.