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Fix St. Joseph-Alakija Link Road to free traffic from Lagos Trade Fair—Emechebe

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The Executive President of the largest auto trading complex in sub-Saharan Africa, Auto Spare Parts and Machinery Dealers Association (ASPMDA), Hon. Ngozi Emechebe has cried on both the Amuwo-Odofin LGA and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to grade the less than one kilometer St. Joseph-Alakija link road linking Lagos Trade Fair Complex and FESTAC Town to help ease vehicular traffic every weekday morning and evening.

Speaking to Business Hilights in his office on Thursday, he decried the sufferings and dangers faced by motorists to and fro the Trade Fair Complex from FESTAC Town who are forced to get stocked at the Lagos-Badagry Expressway which are currently permanently taken over by petroleum tanker with unexplainable impunity.

According to him, “We the business community in Lagos Trade Fair complex plead with both the LGA and the good leadership of Sanwo-Olu led government to fulfill his electoral promises to ASPMDA by fixing the very short road so as to take away a huge chunk of traffic from the complex and further free the highway. Many of our members get home very late due to the endless evening traffic. Some get home as late as after midnight every day and that is very bad for both security and health reasons

He said inability to use the very short St. Joseph-Alakija link road is making life more miserable to car owners who are regularly robbed on the Bagadry highway due to holdups caused by parked tankers on four of the five lanes from week to week between the foot of the Trade Fair Flyover up to Abule-Ado Bus Stop.

Calls put through to the Trade Fair Management Board (TFMB) Executive Director, Mr. Charles Harvester Okoye by Business Hilights were not responded to as at press time.

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