Lagos issues ultimatum, orders motorists to vacate all bridges in the state

Lagos issues ultimatum, orders motorists to vacate all bridges in the state

The Lagos State Government, on Monday, has on issued a 7-day ‘Vacation Order’ to motorists/commercial bus drivers operating on top of bridges across the State.

The state government, in a statement on Monday morning signed by the Director Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq expressed that the order became necessary as motorists/commercial bus drivers have continued to defy government order and causing serious obstructions around these bridges with great negative impacts on the integrity of the bridges and traffic.

The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa today issued this 7-day ‘Vacation Order’, according to him, based on the need to remove every infraction impeding free flow of traffic on bridges across the State.

Giwa confirmed that the present administration is expending huge resources for constructing standard bus terminals/garages for commercial activities in every part of the State.

According to the Special Adviser “Every motorist/commercial bus driver operating along ‘Apongbon’ and ‘Idumota’ (Cater) Bridges, ‘Elegbata:, ‘Ebute-Ero’ and … ‘Ejalonibu’ must as a matter of urgency vacate these areas as @followlastma would commence strict enforcement operation immediately after the expiration of this ultimatum until zero tolerance is achieved across the state”

He added that the activities of these motorists/commercial bus drivers on bridges are contrary to provisions of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018 as amended.

Giwa, however, emphasised that after the expiration of the ultimatum, any vehicles that contravened would be immediately charged to the Lagos State Mobile Court for prosecution.

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