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Lagos Govt. inaugurates committee for abandon vehicles removal, others

The Lagos State Government has reconstituted and inaugurated Removal of Abandoned Vehicles and Park Monitoring Committees, months after the previous members were sacked.

It said that the committees were reconstituted with the aim to support traffic management personnel, improve traffic flow across the state, and ensure orderliness in motor parks across Lagos.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa, who inaugurated the committee yesterday, stated that the Removal of Abandoned Vehicles Committee primary responsibility is the prompt remove disused vehicles obstructing vehicular movement and posing security threats to the residents.

The Special Adviser added that the Park Monitoring Committee responsibility is to ensure orderliness across parks, prevent use and sale of alcohol and other related substances in the park, clampdown on illegal parks and illegal commuter operations amongst others.

He reiterated the State Government’s resolve to ensure the free flow of traffic and the safety of lives and property, in accordance with the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL),2018.

Giwa emphasized that the Committee’s efforts will significantly reduce traffic congestion, enhance the free movement of motorists, clamp down of use of abandoned vehicles by criminals and promote ease of doing business in the state

The Transportation Adviser also cautioned committee members to see their roles as a service to the state and to avoid any irresponsible actions that could tarnish the government’s reputation, warning that any misconduct would be met with severe consequences.

The Permanent Secretary, Olawale Musa, urged committee members to adhere strictly to the rules and regulations guiding their operations, assuring them that all necessary tools to enhance their performance would be provided.

He further cautioned that any member of the committee found operating outside the terms of reference will face the full wrath of the Law.

The Permanent Secretary encourages members of the public to cooperate with the committee while discharging their responsibility. He added that any misconduct by committee members should be reported to the Ministry’s complaint numbers; 09020004000 or 09020009000.

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