The Lagos State Government has issued seven-day ‘Vacation Order’ based on the need to remove every infraction impeding free flow of traffic on bridges across state.
The order was issued on Monday by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa.
This was contained in a statement signed by Adebayo Taofiq, Director Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority.
According to the statement, Giwa disclosed that despite several warnings, 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.
He confirmed that the present administration is expending huge resources for constructing standard bus terminals/garages for commercial activities in every part of the State.
The Special Adviser said, “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 LASTMA would commence strict enforcement operation immediately after the expiration of this ultimatum until zero tolerance is achieved across the state.”
He added that 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 affirmed that after the expiration of the ultimatum, any vehicles contravened would be immediately charged to the.Lagos State Mobile Court for prosecutions.
The statement concluded by revealing that the seven-day ‘Vacation Order’ takes immediate effect from Monday, 16th of October, 2023.