Again, Lagos bans MOT taskforce team

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

The Lagos State Government has yet again indefinitely banned the activities of its Ministry of Transportation taskforce team.

This is according to a statement by the Special Adviser on Transportation, Lagos State Government, Sola Giwa who explained the decision to ban the taskforce team.

Giwa said the decision was reached after a thorough appraisal and review of its enforcement teams operating under the Ministry of Transportation, which he said needed to be scaled down.

The statement hinted that based on this new directive, the public is to report the activities of any unauthorized enforcement team disguising as MOT taskforce to the Ministry of Transportation for onward report to the Police for possible prosecution.

Giwa insisted that the ban has become expedient as part of measures to streamline transportation enforcement in the state for better effectiveness in line with global best practices.

He, however, warned that the ban was not an excuse for drivers to disobey the traffic laws of the state, insisting that the law would still take its course on any offender.

He declared that traffic management and transportation was not only a cardinal pillar in the THEMES development agenda of the administration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of the state, but also the first.

He alluded to the need for a continuous boost of the socio-economic prosperity of the state, hence the need to readjust the enforcement strategy for better performance.

Besides, he appealed to Lagosians to cooperate with the government in its effort to abate the traffic situation in Lagos and assured that a lot was going on to bring the much desired change into the transport sector.