The Lagos government, on Monday, issued a 7-day ‘Vacation Order’ to motorists/commercial bus drivers operating on top of bridges across the state.
The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation, Hon.
Sola Giwa said the ultimatum was given based on the need to remove every infraction impeding free traffic flow on bridges across the state.
Hon. Giwa disclosed that despite several warnings, motorists/commercial bus drivers have continued to defy government orders and cause severe obstructions around these bridges, negatively impacting the integrity of the bridges and traffic.
He confirmed that the present administration is expending enormous resources on 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 the activities of these motorists/commercial bus drivers on bridges are contrary to the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018 provisions as amended.
Hon. Sola, however, affirmed that after the expiration of the ultimatum, any vehicles contravened would be immediately charged to the Lagos State Mobile Court for prosecution.
He added that the ultimatum takes immediate effect from Monday, 16th of October, 2023.