MOVE THE TRAILERS,TANK FARMS AND BONDED TERMINALS OUT OF SATELLITE TOWN.

MOVE THE TRAILERS,TANK FARMS AND BONDED TERMINALS OUT OF SATELLITE TOWN.

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Chiamaka Okoli started this petition to Muhammadu Buhari (Nigerian President.) and

My family and I live in Satellite Town in Lagos State, Nigeria.  Within  the last few years, Satellite has become impossible to live in.

My aunt and her husband both retirees are often trapped with no way of coming out of their house to even get groceries or go to church because Marwa road, the only route they have has become a river.

My parents and I can barely leave Satellite town in the mornings because we are trapped within Satellite Town until Naval officers force the heavy duty truck drivers to make way for motorists.

Satellite Town has a large number of tank farms and bonded terminals. Because of this, hundreds of tankers and trailers come in and out of Satellite Town every hour of the day, everyday.

These trailers and tankers park across the major roads leading in and out of Satellite Town. This limits the amount of available roads that Satellite Town residents have access to.  We also have flooded gullies as roads which makes it even more difficult to commute in and out of Satellite Town. We spend hours trapped in traffic within Satellite town just to get home and the same thing happens every morning when we need to leave for work.

Due to the number of heavy duty trucks plying the roads, Marwa Road in Satellite town has become a deep canal. Motorists can barely use the road. Residents along the Ijegun axis are stranded every day especially when it rains because the flooded roads are the only way out. There are no drainages so cars float in the water and it prevents buses from plying that route. There are also no alternative means of transportation. 

The unusual amount of trailers and tankers in Satellite Town is responsible for the degeneration of roads and loss of lives. 

I believe that the absence of designated trailer parks and regulation of the timing when these heavy duty trucks have access to the roads is responsible for the inhumane conditions the residents of Satellite are facing.

We want the government to fix the roads, create designated trailer parks, penalize heavy duty trucks from parking on the roads or streets as well as regulate the time that these heavy duty trucks can use the roads.

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