MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Frank Oshanugor
The Lagos State Government on Monday issued a 7-day ‘Vacation Order’ to motorists and commercial bus drivers operating on top of bridges across the State.
The Special Adviser to the State Governor on Transportation Hon. Sola Giwa gave the Order based on the need to remove every infraction impeding free flow of traffic on bridges across State.
Hon. 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 was 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 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 were contrary to provisions of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018 as amended.
Hon. Sola emphasized that after the expiration of the ultimatum, any vehicles that contravened would immediately be charged to the Lagos State Mobile Court for prosecutions.
According to a statement by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), Mr. Adebayo Taofiq, the 7-day ‘Vacation Order’ takes immediate effect from Monday, 16th of October, 2023.