In Lagos: Govt to clear Ojuelegbga, Ikeja under bridges

The government is set to clear illegal motor parks in Lagos

The Lagos State government has commenced a massive clean up of illegal motor parks under bridges in the state.

In a bid to clean up motor parks in the state, the Lagos State government has set up a task force to eradicate illegal motor parks under the Ojuelegba and Ikeja bridges.

The Chairman of the task force, Olayinka Egbeyemi, who revealed this, said the enforcement of the order is expected to begin on Monday, September 11, 2017, after the expiration of a 48-hour evacuation notice served to those affected.

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Egbeyemi added that operatives of the Lagos State Task Force will commence its operations against motorists engaged in illegal commercial activities under those bridges.

"All these illegal motorists engaging in commercial activities around Ojuelegba and Ikeja by Ipodo Market, Awolowo Way, have been served a 'Quit Notice’ on Saturday, September 9, 2017, to vacate under the bridges immediately.

Activities of these illegal motor parks are contributing to the traffic gridlock across the state. No responsible and responsive government will tolerate criminal activities being carried out by hoodlums and miscreants around these illegal parks.”

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According to task force chairman, the operation was to clean up the dark spots and has advised that motorists must desist from engaging in illegal commercial activities and comply with the directives by removing their buses.

Egbeyemi also warned that anybody who stands in the way of this operation would be severely dealt with in accordance with the law.

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