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LASTMA impounds 78 trucks for parking indisciminately

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In an enforcement operation that began on Sunday, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) impounded 78 trucks for indiscriminate parking in the Apapa-Ijora area of the state.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Public Relations Officer, LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, on Sunday.

The vehicles were impounded by LASTMA officers in collaboration with relevant security agencies to ensure smooth and seamless traffic for Lagosians during the festive season and beyond, according to the statement.

According to Adebayo, the agency’s acting general manager, Mr. Bakare Oki, the enforcement actions will continue, and indiscriminate parking and obstructions in the axis will not be tolerated.

He urged drivers to take control of the road and to report any abandoned or broken-down trucks to the agency’s hotlines.

The statement partly read, “Lagos State Traffic Management Authority today, during an early Sunday morning enforcement operation led by General Manager, Mr. Bakare Oki, in conjunction with relevant security agencies to ensure smooth and seamless traffic for Lagosians during this festive season and beyond, impounded another 78 illegally parked containerized trucks on top of High Bridge by Lilly Pond inward Apapa and Sifax axis of Ijora (Olopa).

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“The early Sunday morning enforcement operations lasted between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m. According to Mr. Bakare Oki (G.M. LASTMA), the enforcement operations will be continuous with zero tolerance for indiscriminate parking and impediments in the axis.

“He, however, called on motorists to take possession of the road and not hesitate to inform LASTMA of any broken-down or abandoned trailer or truck via the agency’s hotlines.”

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