Lagos state has set up a task force, to eradicate illegal Motor parks under the Ojuelegba and Ikeja bridges, according to the task force chairman, Olayinka Egbeyemi, the enforcement is expected to begin, after the expiration of a 48-hour evacuation notice, served to those to be affected.
He goes further to say that operatives of the Lagos State Task Force, will commence its operations against motorists, engaged in illegal commercial activities under these bridges.
Egbeyemi also said: “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.” Egbeyemi said in a statement signed by Adebayo Taofeek, Head, Public Affairs Unit.
According to Egbeyemi, this operation by the Lagos State Task Force, was to clean up these dark spots and he is advising that motorists must desist from engaging in these illegal commercial activities and comply with the directive by removing their buses. He also warned that anybody who stands in the way of this operation would be severely dealt with in accordance with the law.