LASG Orders Motorists to Vacate Bridges

The Lagos State Government, on Sunday, issued a 7-day vacation order to motorists and commercial bus drivers operating on top of bridges across the state, from Monday, October 16, 2023.

According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa, issued the notice on the need to remove all impediments to the free flow of traffic on bridges across the state.

Giwa disclosed that despite repeated warnings, motorists, particularly commercial bus drivers, had continued to defy government orders, causing obstructions around these bridges with great negative impact on the integrity of the bridges and traffic.

“Every motorist and commercial bus driver operating along Apongbon and Idumota (Cater) bridges, Elegbata, Ebute-Ero and Ejalonibu must, as a matter of urgency, vacate these areas as LASTMA would commence strict enforcement operation immediately after the expiration of this ultimatum until zero tolerance is achieved across the state,” LASTMA spokesperson, Adebayo Taofiq, quoted the SA as saying.