Lagos State Government Ordered 7-Day Suspension for Motorists & Commercial Bus Drivers on Lagos Bridges

Lagos State Government Ordered 7-Day Suspension for Motorists & Commercial Bus Drivers on Lagos Bridges

The Lagos state government has issued a directive for motor vehicle drivers and commercial buses that use Lagos bridges to cease operations for a duration of seven days.

On Monday, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation, Honorable Sola Giwa, issued this directive for a temporary suspension of activities. This decision was made in response to the necessity of eliminating any violations that might obstruct the smooth flow of traffic on bridges throughout the state.

Hon Sola Giwa also noted that despite several warnings, the commercial buses and motorists have continued to go against the government instruction thereby causing serious obstructions around the bridge with great negative impacts on the integrity of the bridges and traffic.

He also added that the Lagos government is expending huge resources on constructing standard bus terminals and garages for commercial activities within the state. He noted that every commercial bus driver and motorist operating along ‘Apongbon’ and ‘Idumota’ (Cater)Bridges, ‘Elegbata:, ‘Ebute-Ero’ and ‘Ejalonibu’ should vacate those areas with immediate effect.

Giwa stated that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) would begin taking action against violators as soon as the ultimatum had expired.

LASTMA would commence strict enforcement operation immediately after the expiration of this ultimatum until zero tolerance is achieved across the state,

“motorists/commercial bus drivers on bridges are contrary to provisions of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018 as amended after the expiration of the ultimatum, any vehicles contravened would be immediately charged to the Lagos State Mobile Court for prosecutions. This 7-day ‘Vacation Order’ takes immediate effect from Monday, 16th of October, 2023″.

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