Abuja - Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi
Ambode, has expressed concern over the persistent traffic gridlock in the
metropolis and the spate of robberies.
He said in the interim, the state government had directed
the fixing of all potholes to ease vehicular movement.
He added that security agencies had been mandated to
enforce the ban on commercial motorcycle operators popularly on highways.
He noted that aside the risks of accidents, such could
also be a security threat to the people.
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The Governor said the state government was also working
hard to restrict street hawking and urged the people to stop patronising them,
so as to discourage street traders from the highways.
“We have already hit the ground running. I'm deeply
concerned about the issues that Lagosians are sending back to me and the issues
range from security issues, traffic gridlock and the environment itself,"
He said there are medium term solutions that Lagosians
would see in the next few weeks.
"We have declared zero tolerance on potholes and we
are deploying more men to ensure free flow of traffic," he said.
"As we are now in the ‘Ember’ months, I just want to appeal to
Lagosians to be more vigilant, and cooperate with us in all the measures we
will be carrying out,” Ambode said
- CAJ News