Residents of Mission Street in Kirikiri Industrial Layout, Oriade Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, have called on the state government to come to their aid and ease off traffic congestion occasioned by indiscriminate parking by articulated truck drivers in the area.
The residents, on the platform of Mission Street Landlord Association, decried the continuous menace of tankers, trailers and other articulated vehicles in the area.
Chairman of the group, Emmanuel Imongire, said for many years, commuters, business operators and residents have endured the gridlock, while individual efforts to ease off the pains, yielded no reasonable results.
Imongire said the trailers are parked indiscriminately around the street, thereby, making life unbearable for the people living in the area.
“Most of us residing in the vicinity have suffered untold hardship; trekking long distance, injured by motorbikes and even robbed by hoodlums as we are trapped in traffic induced by trucks.
“In time past, Mission Street commanded attention, but not anymore, the trailers have destroyed the road, which is affecting us negatively.
We struggle to get out of our houses daily and it is affecting our health.
“If we spend four hours just to get out of our houses to work in the morning and another five hours to get home in the evening, that could be very frustrating, and how do we make good use of the productive time of the day with such stress.”
Also, Secretary of the group, Kazeem Taiwo, said: “Our roads have been totally blocked.
“We can no longer freely drive in and out of our areas anymore, the combustion from these vehicles is equally affecting our health.”