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Ambode warns residents against trading, parking on new inner roads

By Olasunkanmi Akoni, Monsur Olowoopejo & Amarachi Chukwudi

Lagos—Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, yesterday, issued stern warning to residents not to trade or convert any of the newly constructed 114 roads to parking lot for abandoned vehicles, trading among other environmental abuses.

This was just as the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state commended Governor Ambode on the road construction, saying the development demonstrated his commitment to ensure that the state is opened up in his resolve to make Lagos a prime business hub.

Ambode, who was represented by Mr. Oladele Adekanye, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, gave the warning at the on-going commissioning of Seriki Road and Alhaji Rasak Streets in Iba Local Council Development Area, LCDA, said that conversion of the road to other uses would reduce the life span of the road.

The governor lamented that some landlords in the state do not set aside space within their structures for parking, saying “rather, they ask their tenants to park on the road.”

“Also, the mechanics and petty traders often turn the roads to trading venue, that is why I will be directing the Sole Administrators to ensure that no one trade on the roads”, he added.



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