Lagos govt gives 7-day vacation order to motorists, commercial bus drivers operating on bridges

The Lagos State Government has issued a 7-day “Vacation Order” to motorists and commercial bus drivers who operate on top of bridges across the state. This directive aims to address the serious obstructions caused by these vehicles, which have a detrimental impact on the structural integrity of the bridges and worsen traffic congestion.

Sola Giwa, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation, made this announcement. Giwa explained that despite multiple warnings, commercial bus drivers have continued to defy government orders. He emphasized that the present administration has invested significant resources in constructing standard bus terminals and garages to accommodate commercial activities throughout Lagos.

The statement further clarified, “Every motorist and commercial bus driver operating on ‘Apongbon’ and ‘Idumota’ (Cater) Bridges, ‘Elegbata,’ ‘Ebute-Ero,’ and ‘Ejalonibu’ must urgently vacate these areas, as the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) will commence strict enforcement operations immediately after the ultimatum’s expiration to achieve zero tolerance across the state.”

Giwa affirmed that after the ultimatum expires, any vehicles found in violation of the order would face immediate charges and prosecution in the Lagos State Mobile Court.

This move is aimed at reducing traffic congestion and ensuring the safety and integrity of the bridges in Lagos State.

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