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LAGOS Ambode Blames Traffic Gridlocks On Road Construction

Lagos State Government on Wednesday explained that recent traffic gridlocks experi­enced in the state have nothing to do with the pronouncement of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode prohibiting officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Au­thority (LASTMA) from harass­ing and intimidating motorists.

At a joint press conference ad­dressed by permanent secretaries in the Ministry of Information, Transportation and Works, the state government said that en­forcement of Lagos Traffic Laws is ongoing, adding that offenders are contravened and that over 500 tickets have so far been is­sued since the governor made a departure from the old order.

Speaking in behalf of the state government, Permanent Secre­tary, Ministry of Information, Mr. Fola Adeyemi said that contrary to beliefs, those contravened are paying fines.

He attributed the gridlocks to ongoing construction of roads in Lagos State based on decision of government to empower the 57 local council to construct at least 2 roads in each of the local government adding that ongoing construction at Boni Camp and Akin Adesola will soon be com­pleted so as to free traffic in the axis.


– Emmanuel Ukudolo

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