There was chaos on Oshodi-Apapa expressway as security agents tried to enforce the 72-hour deadline given by President Muhammadu Buhari, security operatives also vowed that they would see to the full execution of the presidential order
Tankers drivers, however, said that heavy traffic has not made easy for them to get their vehicles out on time. According to E247mag, soldiers and other security operatives in charge of carrying out the ultimatum said that they will ensure the full execution of the presidential order.
One of the security operatives said their men have been working tirelessly, adding that their work will begin fully on Monday, May 27
The officer said: “As you can see our men are working tirelessly to ensure compliance. We are not here for jokes, the presidential order is sacrosanct and we already gave them till midnight Monday morning, then we begin our work fully.
“Any of them that fails to enter Wharf by midnight would be turned back to their parks and wherever they come from.”
Many truck drivers have also been struggling to get their vehicles out of the vicinity with little or no success as there is heavy traffic.
A driver, identified as Nwankwo said that he has been on the same spot for the past 7 days without being able to move. He went further saying that the officers controlling the traffic have also been making things very difficult for them, they have collect tips from drivers before allowing them to pass.
“I have been here for the past seven days at the middle lane, and my vehicle has not moved an inch. I observe that security officers controlling the traffic at the Mile 2 and Berger axis are not making things easy.
“They allow certain trucks, who tip them to have an easy passage, leaving others on the middle lane”. he said
Another tanker driver, named Usman, said that the clearing of the road will be bad business for the exporter who would have to spend more in terms of money and time.
“This is bad business for the exporter, who has expended much on both time and money.
“I am carrying goods meant for export at Apapa port. If I couldn’t meet the deadline, I will make a u-turn and return to Ibafo Truck Park at Ogun State and wait till I get another access,” he said.