Truck, Tanker Drivers Shun Terminal Because Of N1,000 Parking Fee
The Manager of Orile Parking Terminal, Mr Timothy Nkeonye, has complained about persistent low patronage of the terminal. They said truck and tanker drivers avoid payment of N1,000 daily parking fee.
Nkeonye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos yesterday that the truck and tanker drivers rather preferred parking on the highways.
According to him, many of the drivers shun the Orile-Iganmu parking terminal to avoid paying N1,000 daily parking fee.
Nkeonye noted that the 3000-capacity terminal had been experiencing low patronage since it was constructed in 2007.
“The park is experiencing low patronage as the drivers park on the expressway to avoid paying the parking fee at the terminal. They (drivers) are very difficult to control. For now, the parking terminal can conveniently contain 600 tankers if the drivers obey parking rules, ‘’ the manager said.
Nkeonye appealed to relevant agencies to be more proactive in enforcing the traffic law that prohibited tankers from parking indiscriminately on the roads.
He suggested adequate enforcement to prohibit indiscriminate parking of trucks on the roads.
The manager also advocated punishment for offenders in order to adjust and abide by the rules.