The Lagos State Government has given a three day ultimatum to owners of abandoned vehicles in the state to remove them or have them impounded by the state. Commissioner for Transportation, Comrade Kayode Opeifa, who gave the ultimatum in Lagos said owners of abandoned vehicles especially in Surulere, Lagos Mainland, Mushin, Agege, and other Local Governments in the state should remove their vehicles immediately as members of the Committee on Abandoned and Disused vehicles will commence a state wide removal of abandoned vehicles with effect from Monday, 28th January, 2013 starting from Surulere Local Government, Itire – Ikate and Coker – Aguda Local Council Development Areas.
He said that the State Government will not hesitate to remove vehicles could serve as haven for criminals, impede the free flow of traffic or threaten the safety and security of the people. Opeifa urged Community Development Associations (CDAs) and residents in the State not to hesitate to call or text the following GSM Numbers 08032226544, 08094490867, 08174616936 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org whenever there is any abandoned or disused vehicle in their communities.
He appealed to mechanics along Third Mainland Bridge up to the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) office at Sura, Ilubirin to vacate the entire stretch of the road within three (3) days adding that at the expiration of the ultimatum, any mechanic found operating on this axis will be appropriately sanctioned. He implored individuals who have their vehicles in these illegal mechanic villages to remove them immediately as owners will bear the cost of towing such vehicles.