The Lagos State Government has begun massive crackdown on unregistered and unpainted commercial vehicles across the state with the impoundment of over 200 of such vehicles in the last 48 hours.
The government said the move is its proactive effort to enhance road safety, security and regulate the transportation sector in the State.
The enforcement is being carried out by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, (LASTMA) Team led by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Giwa made this known on Tuesday in Alausa.
He said that unregistered vehicles posed a significant risk to road safety and security, as they often by-passed necessary inspections and regulations, jeopardizing their roadworthiness.
Giwa stated that the enforcement exercise was meant to rectify this issue by ensuring that all vehicles on Lagos State roads complied with the necessary registration and licensing requirements.
Giwa added that the enforcement operation has revealed that certain transport companies around CMS, Obalende, Ajah, and Ojo Cantonment corridors have been operating their fleet of vehicles without proper documentation.
The special adviser said the state government is taking this matter seriously and would hold such companies accountable for their actions.
“Transport companies found to be operating without the appropriate documentation will face legal consequences,” he added.
Speaking further, the Special Adviser emphasized the importance of vehicle registration and compliance with transport regulations, stating that the impounded vehicles would not be released until they are duly registered and have met all necessary safety standards.
He, however, reiterated the state government’s unwavering commitment to improving road safety and ensuring that all transport operators adhere to the necessary regulations.
Giwa said the ongoing crackdown was one of the efforts of the state government to create safer and more efficient transportation systems in Lagos State.