The Lagos State Government on Monday issued a 7-day ‘Vacation Order’ to motorists/commercial bus drivers operating on top of bridges across the State.
This was disclosed in a statement by Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa.
Giwa explained that vehicles are causing serious obstructions around these bridges with great negative impacts on the integrity of the bridges and traffic.
According to him, commercial bus drivers have continued to defy government orders despite a series of warnings, adding that the present administration was expending huge resources for constructing standard bus terminals/garages for commercial activities in every part of Lagos.
The statement read in part, “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.”
Giwa, however, affirmed that after the expiration of the ultimatum, any vehicles that contravened would be immediately charged to the Lagos State Mobile Court for prosecution.
The 7-day ‘Vacation Order’ takes immediate effect from today.