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NURTW, taskforce clash over traffic laws

By MONSUR OLOWOOPEJO

LAGOS—Business activities on Moshood Abiola Way (formerly Ikorodu Road), Lagos, were, yesterday, paralysed for several hours, following a clash between members of National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, and security agents over enforcement of traffic laws.

NURTW members mounted road blocks at various points  to protest the impoundment of vehicles alleged to have contravened traffic laws by  discharging and loading passengers indiscriminately on the axis.

Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences and Lagos State Transport Management Authority, LASTMA, had two days ago, commenced a joint enforcement of the state traffic laws against commercial vehicles operating in Ikorodu axis of the state, following a 24-hour ultimatum to desist from such act.

The men of the Taskforce, who impounded seven vehicles during an enforcement patrol of the road, faced strong resistance, few metres away from the point of the last arrest at Ikorodu Roundabout, as members of NURTW mounted road block with two vehicles to stop the towing of their vehicles away.


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