The Lagos State Government has said it will regulate the indiscriminate parking of cars which hinders the flow of traffic across the state.
According to a statement on Thursday, the state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, disclosed this during a press briefing in Alausa, Ikeja.
He said, “The Lagos State Parking Authority is empowered to remove all impediments arising from indiscriminate parking, thereby increasing the carriageway capacity on the roads, improving the flow of traffic, and reducing travel time.
“The yearly levy of N80, 000, an equivalent of N219 daily, is lower than charges of most private commercial parks, which is N500 to N1, 000 parking dues per hour, equivalent to over N182, 500 or N365, 000 yearly. The difference is clear as the government is quite considerate and responsive in making the environment conducive for all.”
The General Manager of the LASPA, Mrs. Adebisi Adelabu, said, “We intend to regulate the parking sector and not take ownership from private operators. Privately-owned and commercial parking locations are enjoined to register with the agency to enable the government to create the necessary structure to ease access to these facilities.”
Source: The Punch