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  • Updated: June 14, 2024

LASTMA sanctions 52 commercial vehicles

LASTMA sanctions 52 commercial vehicles

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, has penalized 52 commercial vehicles for operating illegal motor parks and parking in the Obalende and Iyana-Oworonshoki areas.

The announcement was made in a statement by Taofiq Adebayo, LASTMA spokesperson, on Friday.

According to the statement, this action is part of efforts to ensure smooth traffic flow throughout Lagos. The 52 vehicle owners will face prosecution in the mobile court for traffic violations.

The operation, led by LASTMA's director of operations Peter Gbegemede, was initiated based on directives from Sola Giwa, the special adviser to the governor on transportation.

Giwa noted that drivers of these commercial vehicles, as well as private car owners, had received repeated warnings from the government before the enforcement operations began.

“These operations will continue, reflecting the authority’s zero tolerance for indiscriminate parking and any impediments to free traffic flow across Lagos,” he said.

The statement added that Giwa was concerned over commercial bus operators’ unsightly and disruptive activities, which cause significant traffic issues for innocent motorists.

“To ensure smooth and seamless traffic for Lagosians during this festive season and beyond, 52 commercial vehicles were sanctioned for obstructing the free flow of traffic at Obalende and Iyana-Oworonshoki.

“The enforcement operations will be ongoing with zero tolerance for illegal garages and indiscriminate parking. We will also remove any impediments on our roads in Lagos,” he said.

He urged motorists to take ownership of the roads and promptly inform LASTMA of any broken down or abandoned truck via the agency’s hotlines: 08100565860, 08129928490, 08129928515, and 08129928593.

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