A 7-day deadline for the removal of unapproved street gates, has been given by the Lagos State Government
Frederic Oladeinde, the Commissioner for Transportation, made the announcement in a statement on Sunday.
Oladeinde said gates and structures erected without official authorization contravened the provisions of the State Traffic Laws and Regulations.
“Communities have sited gates on some inner roads to avoid vehicular movement on their streets, and this unruly act has contributed to the heavy traffic congestion currently being experienced on our roads on a daily basis.”
He ordered such areas to leave the barriers open between 5 a.m and midnight or have them dismantled.
“The gates must be manned by security personnel engaged by the community or residents’ association and must be opened for emergency services such as police, ambulance, and fire services at any time.”
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The commissioner disclosed that a committee set up by the Ministry has begun removing gates in locations that failed to comply with the government’s directive.