Lagos state pronounces stiff penalties for traffic offenders

Luqmon Balogun, Lagos

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, with his wife, Dr. Ibijoke during the CAN Interdenominational Thanksgiving Service in honuor of the new administration in the State at the Deeper Life Bible Church, Gbagada, Lagos, on Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has pronounced total war on traffic offence with an arrangement of special courts to try traffic offenders.

Governor Sanwo-Olu said his administration would not spare anyone, irrespective of status that endangers lives of road users by disobeying the state traffic regulations.

The Governor was speaking at an Interdenominational Thanksgiving Service organised by the Lagos chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), held at Deeper Life Bible Church Headquarters in Gbagada, Lagos.

According to him “We want the people to obey Lagos traffic law. We want them to understand that they are not the only road users who have right of way. If you want my government to finish well, don’t drive against the traffic. 

We are working with the Acting Chief Judge of the State to set up special mobile courts that will dispense judgment on traffic offences. Any offender would be made to serve the punishment immediately, which could be in form of compulsory community service. We are declaring zero tolerance for disobedience to traffic rules.”

The Governor said the task of realising the ‘Greater Lagos’ project would be difficult without the support of the residents, urging Christians in the state to join hands with his government in its efforts to create a prosperous Lagos.

He appreciated the Christian leaders and members of their congregation for the thanksgiving, enjoining residents to obey the law as part of their responsibility to the state.

Ime Njoku