By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Monsur Olowoopejo
LAGOS — In a fresh move to avert bomb blast in the state, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, issued a 14-day ultimatum to civil servants in the state to remove all abandoned and disused vehicles within and around the state secretariat and other government offices across the state.
The measure, it was gathered, became necessary following increasing concern over the possibility of Boko Haram threat to extend its nefarious activities to the state.
Security reports at Lagos State government secretariat, Alausa and the old secretariat, Ikeja, Lagos, revealed that the indiscriminate parking of staff’s vehicles at government premises over the weekend and abandoned vehicles posed serious security threat to life and property.
Fashola, through the Head of Service, Mr. Adesegun Ogunlewe, issued the circular, giving workers 14-day ultimatum to remove their abandoned vehicles from the secretariat or they would be towed to avert breach of security at the two secretariats.
The government also saw as security threat, cases where private vehicles make use of government official number plates in connivance with some unscrupulous government staff in a bid to make quick money.