Lagos Warns Drivers, Traders Against Loading, Selling on Bridges

Says it prevents the free flow of traffic and endangers the structural stability of the bridges.
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The Government of Lagos State has cautioned commercial drivers and traders against loading and selling on the Carter and Apongbon bridges as well as every other bridge.

Lagos Government issued this warning on Wednesday, October 25, after operatives of the Lagos Central Business Districts dislodged commercial drivers and traders constituting a menace on Carter Bridge.

The Lagos government in a statement also expressed its displeasure that such an incident occurred despite the vacation notice issued to all occupants of bridges in the state.

“Reacting to the removal exercise, the Special Adviser on Central Business Districts (CBD), Bola Olumegbon Lawal noted that the dislodgement of traders and vehicles parked on the bridge is essential to restoring order on the roads and enhancing the well-being of residents around the axis,” the statement read.

Olumegbon noted that the Agency will not tolerate the practice of commercial drivers using the Carter and Apongbon bridges as their loading bay.

She also kicked against traders displaying their wares for sale thereby preventing the free flow of traffic and endangering the structural stability of the bridges.

The Special Adviser also cautioned vehicle owners and traders to desist from parking and trading on all bridges while warning that defaulters would have their vehicles impounded.

Meanwhile, the Agency has also intensified the removal of all makeshift shops and iron kiosks erected on walkways and drainage alignments within the Island Business District.

The clean-up exercise which started last week is already improving the aesthetics of the Lagos Island Business District.

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