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Amuwo Odofin LG bars heavy trucks from Festac roads

By James Ezema
AMUWO Odofin Local Government Area has barred heavy trucks and containers on Festac roads and all residential areas of the local government and plans to construct barriers on some of the roads in the area to checkmate the entry of heavy trucks and containers.

Similarly, the council is  partnering with a Denmark-based group, Green Association, to lessen the impact of global warming on the council.

Announcing the ban on heavy trucks and containers, Chairman of the council, Comrade Ayodele Adewale, at a briefing, said to checkmate the use of residential areas especially Festac Town as warehouses by importers, the local government would construct barriers on some of the roads in the area.

According to him, “we have a duty to protect residents from potential harm and danger that result from the activities of such importers as well as preserve the roads in the town.”

On the climate change, he said the council was planting trees, among other measures, to lessen the impact of climate change on the council.

According to him, “each tree planted by his government costs about N40,000 per month to water and nurture through a Green Club established by the local government,” adding that  about N400, 000 is spent on each tree per annum.

His words: “So far, the council has planted over 2,500 trees in its effort to cut down carbon emissions and protect the environment.”


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