Ikorodu residents and users of Ipakodo-Igbogbo road were, on Saturday, December 7, 2019, shocked by the indiscriminate parking of heavy duty trucks on both sides of the road, a situation which narrowed the two-lane road.
The indiscriminate parking has persisted on the road despite warning and subsequent protest by the Chairman of Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Comrade Sesan Daini, to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajjide Sanwo-Olu, on the danger posed by the trailers.
The chairman had complained to the governor during the week he visited Ikorodu to flag off the reconstruction of Ipakodo/Igbogbo/Bola Tinubu, Itamaga-Ijede and Agric-Owutu-Ishawo roads.
Comrade Daini complained that the trucks, which are being parked on both sides of the road, are not only causing traffic but also posing serious threat to lives.
THE IMPACT gathered that the presence of the trucks on Igbogbo-Ipakodo road may not be unconnected to their recent dislodge from there former park along Oba Sekumade road and the subsequent warning by the new Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ipakodo Police Station to impound any trailer parked on the road.
When contacted on Saturday(yesterday), a senior staff of Igbogbo/Bayeiku LCDA told THE IMPACT that he had just discussed the unlawful presence of the trailers along the axis and the attendant danger.
As at the time of filing this report, we were yet to hear from him on the position of the council chairman and the next line of action to address the situation.
Meanwhile, residents along the Ipakodo-Igbogbo road and other road users have appealed to the local and state government authorities to tackle the impending problems of the indiscriminate parking of heavy duty trailers along the axis.
Attempt to speak with some of the truck drivers proved abortive.