Following reports and complaints by road users, the Mechanic Operation Enforcement Unit (MOEU), an enforcement unit of the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, has started a clamp down on mechanics, who have converted highways in Lagos into workshops.
A warning message from the unit sighted by The Guardian, yesterday, reads: “Stop using the road as a mechanic workshop. You should not take your vehicle for repairs at Five Star, Toyota, or Charity Bus Stop along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, and Ladipo area.
“Do not allow the roadside mechanics to deceive you to park on the road for the vehicle to be worked upon, rather take your vehicle to the mechanic village/workshop. Please, help us inform friends and family members so as not to fall victim.”
Confirming the development, Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, Bolanle Ogunlola, said the unit is led by the transport operations department under the directorship of Mr Olasunkanmi Ojowuro.
Asked about its sustainability, she said: “Lagos State is a special city where people believe that there should be 24/7 enforcement and that all the enforcers should always be on the road, but we know that it’s not sustainable. We will continue to do our best and continue to clamp down on them so that it will deter others planning to do the same.”
Source: The Guardian