Lagos orders removal of abandoned, unused vehicles from its roads
Owners of broken down vehicles have been warned to comply or face strict punitive measures.
The Lagos State government has ordered the removal of broken down and abandoned vehicles from its roads, while issuing strict punitive measures for offenders.
This was made known in a statement released to the press.
‘In furtherance of its spirited effort to make Lagos State cleaner, healthier and more liveable, the Lagos State Government has established a special taskforce for the removal of abandoned and disused vehicles and tricycles littering the State.
‘Similarly, the State Government has appointed vehicular scrap collection agent in line with Section 56 sub-section (1) of the Lagos State Harmonised Environmental Law, 2017 whose activity will commence from Saturday, July 1st 2017.
‘Consequently, Lagosians are hereby notified of the operational procedure of the Taskforce as follows:
i. Pasting of Removal Notice Stickers on identified abandoned vehicles with a 7-day period for self-removal by owners of the vehicle
ii. Upon expiration of the grace period, identified abandoned vehicles will be removed by the taskforce to a designated depot within the State.
iii. Where such vehicles are unclaimed within 30 days, the vehicles will be forfeited to the government and undergo proper disposal accordingly.
‘The General public is hereby advised to comply strictly with this directive while Security agencies are urged to ensure compliance.’