If vehicle owners in Lagos State think they are safe from ‘Hurricane Fashola’ that swept away Okada riders from certain routes in the state, they are in for a rude shock as the government is set to put an end to indiscriminate parking of vehicles on sidewalks.
Governor Babatunde Fashola disclosed this on Sunday when he said there was a need to ensure sanity in people’s attitude to driving and road usage.
He said the Ministry of Physical Planning and other relevant agencies had been instructed to begin aggressive sanitisation of the state roads by removing vehicles causing obstruction to free vehicular movement.
The governor while fielding questions from Lagosians during the celebration of his 2,000 days in office said, “I have instructed the Ministry of Physical Planning and other ministries concerned to go out and remove vehicles from sidewalks.
“If you cannot contain your vehicles inside your premises, we will come and take them away.”
The governor also urged traders in the state to desist from trading on the sidewalks, saying it prevents people living with disabilities from having unhindered space to use.