The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Monday issued a seven-day ‘Vacation Order’ for motorists and commercial bus drivers to stop operating on top of bridges across the state.
LASTMA spokesperson Adebayo Taofiq in a statement said the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation Sola Giwa issued the order based on the need to remove every infraction impeding the free flow of traffic on bridges across the state.
Giwa said that despite several warnings, motorists and commercial bus drivers have continued to defy government orders and cause serious obstructions around these bridges with negative impacts on the integrity of the bridges and traffic.
He said that the present administration is expending huge resources on constructing standard bus terminals and garages for commercial activities.
“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.”
The Special Adviser added that the activities of these motorists and commercial bus drivers on bridges are contrary to provisions of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018 as amended.
He said that after the expiration of the ultimatum, any vehicles contravened would be immediately charged to the Lagos State Mobile Court for prosecutions.
Source: Guardian NG