Lagos State Government on Thursday issued a 7-day a seven-day ultimatum to traders, transporters, including commercial motorcycle and tricycle operating in traffic prone areas warning them against the obstruction of traffic. The notice is effective today, 4th October, 2019 and full enforcement of Lagos state traffic laws and their attendant fines and penalties will take effect after 11th October, 2019.
Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde disclosed, in Ikeja, at a meeting with stakeholders on the state traffic management intervention programmes of the government. The intervention he said, will address to start with, Iyana Ipaja bus stop, Ikotun bus stop, Oyingbo, Yaba, Ketu and Ikorodu roundabout and the Lekki/Ajah axis.
Dr Oladeinde informed the stakeholders that the Lagos state government plans to immediately enforce free flow of traffic in the areas mentioned, at the expiration of the ultimatum.
“In dealing with these identified locations … full force enforcement would commence at the expiration of the seven days on 11th October 2019.
Members of the enforcement team would be “drawn from road union members, traders across different locations, task force, police, traffic management agencies and other stakeholders in the transport sector,” he added.
Indiscriminate parking, whether or not for a brief moment, parking across road medians, or inhibiting traffic flow in any manner, will not be tolerated.
The commissioner disclosed to stakeholders, that the administration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu has resolved to rid the state of the menace. The state traffic management teams were able to identify 60 gridlock locations across the state, with 75% of the obstructions, caused by identified activities, like road-side trading, illegal parking and lawless activities of commercial transport operators.
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