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Osun: Fuel Scarcity: Don’t Impede Free Flow Of Traffic With Double Queues, Petrol Stations/Motorists Warned



… Advocates Consideration For Essential Workers Using The Road

The Executive Secretary, Osun State Office of Transportation, Engr. Bilal Adiat has advised petrol stations and motorists against forming more than one queue so as not to obstruct other road users.

He said it will be sad if other road users get stuck in traffic because of the indiscipline of some people who have refused to do the right thing all in the name of struggling to get fuel.

The Executive Secretary stated this during a meeting with some commercial motorists who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

Engr. Bilal added that it will be heartbreaking for essential workers like health officials moving a patient in an ambulance to get stuck in traffic as a result of people forming double queues at petrol stations.

While lamenting the hardship the fuel scarcity is causing on Nigerians, the Executive Secretary urged members of the public, especially motorists trying to get fuel at petrol stations to maintain their cool and consider other road users who might be on essential services.

In his words, “I know we are all going through hard times because of the fuel scarcity, but that doesn’t mean we should loose our heads while trying to get the product at any petrol station where it is available.

“We should try and behave like responsible adults at the petrol stations, the queue should be just one and it will be decent. Forming more than one queue amounts to impeding the free flow of traffic on the roads and we don’t want this to happen.

“There are essential workers who use the road for emergency services, health workers for example and others. It will be sad if a life is lost because the ambulance with which the person is being taken to the hospital gets stuck in traffic because some people blocked the road with more than one queue at a petrol station”. He stated.

*Osun Gov. Adeleke Reiterates Commitment To Grassroot Sports Development*

*Aminat Adebare*

Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has reiterated the commitment of his administration to grassroots sports development as means of discovering new talents that will represent the State at major competitions.

Governor Adeleke revealed this while speaking at the opening ceremony of the Little League Baseball Tournament held at Ara Government School, Ara.

The Governor who spoke through the Coordinating Director, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mrs Taiwo Oladunjoye explained that his administration will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that sports is developed from the grassroots to catch new talents.

While promising that government will pay more attention to school sports development to achieve its aim, the Governor emphasized that athletes identified will be followed up, trained and promoted to the limelight where they can earn their livelihood.

He therefore enjoined well to do Nigerians and Corporate Agencies to come and partner with the State Government to jointly develop sports, stressing that it is a onerous task that must be taken serious.

The Governor then congratulated the sponsor of the tournament, Alara of Ara Kingdom, Oba (Dr) Olubayo Adesola Windapo for the Little League Baseball Tournament organized by Little League International, USA.

Speaking earlier, the host of the tournament, HRM. Oba Adesola Windapo said the tournament is aimed at catching future talents at a young age and nurture them to be greats stars.

The royal father bemoaned the dying cultural values in the society, while charging the youths to be of good conduct for the betterment of the society.

Oba Windapo later officially declared the six days tournament open with Adekalu bulls and Badagry angels of Lagos trade tackled in a keenly contested game which Adekaku bulls won.

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