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Lagos Govt. arrests four traffic offenders, impounds 882 vehicles

The Lagos State Government through its Central Business District (CBD) agency, has declared a zero-tolerance to traffic contraventions, arresting four drivers, impounding 833 vehicles and 49 commercial tricycles.

It said that the arrested drivers and vehicles impounded would serve as deterrent to other road users who often contravene provisions inside the Lagos traffic law willingly.

The Special Adviser to the governor on CBDs, Bola Lawal-Olumegbo, disclosed this on Monday during a press briefing to mark Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s first year of second term in office.

She explained that the vehicles were seized due to illegal parking, illegal U-turns, one-way driving, and obstruction of traffic.

Additionally, offenders were arrested and prosecuted for assaulting CBD operatives while discharging their duties.

Lawal-Olumegbo emphasized her ministry’s mission to provide a stress-free and conducive environment for shoppers, traders, and business owners through effective and efficient traffic and environmental management.

She highlighted her agency’s achievements in the past year, including completing several infrastructure projects and launching a new public awareness campaign to promote traffic safety.

“CBD is collaborating with sister agencies like LASTMA, LASEMA, RRS, Taskforce, and Lagos State Fire Services to conduct enforcement exercises within the business district,” she stated.

The Commissioner also sympathized with the victims of the recent fire outbreak that affected the Central Business District, acknowledging the unimaginable loss and devastation to the community.

She assured that the government is fully committed to ensuring the safety and integrity of buildings in the affected areas.

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