Thursday, October 3, 2019

Lagos issues seven days ultimatum to traders, transporters obstructing traffic to vacate

Lagos State Government on Thursday issued seven days ultimatum to traders, transporters and others obstructing traffic in some areas of the state to vacate road sides or face the wrath of the law.

The identified areas that will be affected by the ultimatum for now are Iyana Ipaja bus stop, Ikotun bus stop, Oyingbo, Yaba, Ketu and Ikorodu roundabout and Lekki/Ajah area.

The government said at the expiration of the ultimatum, enforcement would begin immediately to decongest the areas in a bid to free up traffic.

Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting on the traffic management intervention of the government in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde said the essence of the meeting was to intimate stakeholders on the readiness and plan of the government to unlock traffic on the above locations.

“In dealing with these identified locations, we will serve a seven-day abatement notice to all concerned locations effective from 4th October, 2019 and thereafter prepare them for full enforcement of traffic laws and their attendant fines and penalties.

“The full force enforcement would commence at the expiration of the seven days on 11th October 2019. Be also informed that enforcement team would have its members drawn from road union members, traders across different locations, task force, police, traffic management agencies and other stakeholders in the transport sector,” he said.

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