The Lagos State Government has impounded 15 tankers that were indiscriminately parked along the 2nd Rainbow and the Mile 2 Bridge on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway in Lagos State.
This was disclosed in a statement made available to PUNCH Metro by the Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Adebayo Taofiq, on Thursday.
Adebayo confirmed that the enforcement operations were carried out on the directives of the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa.
The Director of Operations of LASTMA, Peter Gbejemede, stated that the enforcement operation would continue until there was no more illegal or careless parking causing gridlock in the state.
The statement partly reads “Operatives of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) today during another strict enforcement operations impounded 15 tankers parked indiscriminately along 2nd Rainbow down to Mile 2 Bridge, Oshodi -Apapa Expressway, Lagos.
“In a press statement released by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Mr. Adebayo Taofiq confirmed that the enforcement operations were carried out on the directives of the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation Hon. Sola Giwa.
“It was further confirmed that some of the impounded tankers were apprehended inside Mile 2 Estates after investigations revealed that some of them now parked indiscriminately thereby causing serious traffic for Motorists coming out from the Estates.
“According to Mr. Peter Gbejemede (LASTMA Director of Operations), the enforcement exercise was in accordance with the Law and would be continuous until zero tolerance is achieved on illegal/ indiscriminate parking across the State.
“The Transportation Special Adviser has therefore urged Motorists to collaborate with the government by informing LASTMA of any broken down or abandoned trailer/truck via the Agency hotlines; 08100565860, 08129928515 & 08129928593.”