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Lagos cautions car dealers, motorists on use of walkways

By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Monsur Olowoopejo

Lagos State Government has declared zero tolerance on the conversion of road setbacks and walkways to automobile markets and parking lots, warning individuals and companies involved to immediately desist or face the law.

General Manager of Lagos State Transport Management Authority, LASTMA, Engr. Babatunde Edu, handed down the warning, weekend, during an inspection of state roads.

He said the directive became important in the light of the serious security and environmental concern which the display of automobiles on the said places had created for residents.

The warning was also handed to companies on Ikorodu Road, Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere, Awolowo Road, Ikeja, among others.

He frowned at “illegal conversion of road setbacks and walkways to automobiles market and parking of automobiles, as same was in contravention of the state road traffic laws.

Edu said: “This is an act of lawlessness and flagrant disobedience to the state road traffic laws which will no longer be condoned. It is an abuse of infrastructure on which huge resources of the state were expended.”

 


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