LASG reads riot acts to operators of events centres/private property owners and other places of attraction on road blockage - THE NEW DAWN ONLINE

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

LASG reads riot acts to operators of events centres/private property owners and other places of attraction on road blockage


... apologizes to Lekki residents over weekend gridlock.

LASG has warned operators of events centres/Private Property Owners and other places of attraction in the state that it is henceforth compulsory for any event centre/ Private Property owner preparing to host more than 50 guests to notify the GM for adequate arrangement on management of traffic and parking of visitors’ vehicles.

The State Government warned that it would no longer condone parking of vehicles on the road side by guests for failure of the operators/ property owners to make provision for adequate parking space for their guests.

Commissioner for Transport, Dr Frederic Oladeinde who read the riot act while commenting on the several hours of traffic gridlocks experienced on Lekki - Express way on Saturday, hinted that the gridlock was caused by motorists who could not secure parking space in the venues of their social gathering and resorted to parking their vehicles on the road sides, causing permanent traffic gridlocks; while apologizing on behalf of Govt for the traffic gridlock experienced on Lekki Corridor at the weekend, hestated that it was regrettable that innocent citizens who were going about their lawful duties were forced to share in the pains caused by merry makers.

“Henceforth, any social event where the number of expected visitors exceeds 50, organizers of such event must notify the General Manager of LASTMA in advance, especially, if it is perceived that their properties would not accommodate large numbers of vehicles that may be brought by their guests, the LASTMA Authority will be on hand to advise them on what to do rather than allowing their visitors to block roads as this will attract stiffer penalties if caught”

While urging Operators of events centres/ Private property owners and other places of attractions across the state to abide by this rules and regulations, the commissioner warned that any commercial event centre, place of worship, night club/lounge, or private property owners that is shot on account of illegal blockage of roads  by their attendants would not be reopened  until their owners paid the stipulated fines, while vehicles towed on similar offences would not be released until the corresponding amount is paid to the government cover as fines.

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