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Seyi Adisa Calls For Govt. Intervention Over Indiscriminate Parking Of Vehicles


Barr. Seyi Adisa, lawmaker representing AFIJIO state constituency in the Oyo State House of Assembly yesterday moved a motion for the need to prevent indiscriminate parking of motor vehicles, especially commercial vehicles on roads in the state.

Adisa, in his motion,  said that Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, has been experiencing increase in vehicular movement and indiscriminate parking in several party of the city, made suggestion that, road mapping and endorsement of Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement for modern car park operations as a perfect solution to scenario.

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The Awe-born lawmaker said the indiscriminate parking on road side of commuters in Ibadan and other major Bus stops in other cities is now distasteful, explained that the situation has created depressing implications on the movement of road users including the impedance of economic activities. Stated further that, roads has suddenly becomes excessively narrow as a result of vehicles that are parking on either side of the road as safety of moving vehicles, motorcycles and pedestrians has become seriously compromised.

Adisa also stated that, the negative habit of indiscriminate parking of motorists and inadequate organizes car and motor parks is seriously militating against the effort of the management team and Officers of Oyo state Road Traffic Management Authority (OYTRMA) and Oyo State Road Maintainance Agency (OYSTROMA) who are noted for effective discharge of duties.

While passing the resolutions of the motion, the Speaker, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, urged the executive Arms of government through the Ministry of Public Works and Transport and OYSTROMA to come up and see to the enforcement of a state wide parking policy mechanism and endorsing Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement for parks, that will aim at ensuring parking discipline culture on roads as well as free flow of traffic in the state. He also urged them to carry out detailed and adequate road mapping and lining of all major roads. especially those that are prone to traffic congestion.

He urged the OYTMA to empower its officers with necessary tools and logistics to carry out their duties and consider the recruitment of more officers in order to complement the efforts of the traffic units of the Nigerian Police Force with a view of ensuring free flow of traffic commuters across the state.

He further urged the ministry of information, culture and tourism to orientate road users with regulations, statutes and Oyo state government’s non tolerance posture to breaching of road regulations and laws.

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