Over the last weekend, the newly elected governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu made it known that traffic offenders would be tried in special courts within the state.
The governor believes that the special courts will be created in the state soon and anybody found guilty of traffic laws will be punished accordingly at every point of contravention.
Nobody will be spared by the government regardless of societal status. Every motorist must adhere strictly to the laid down traffic rules and regulations.
The traffic situation in some parts of Lagos surely needs draconian measures to put road users into check
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In a statement from Gboyega Akosile, the deputy chief press secretary made it known that the governor reiterated this on Sunday, during an interdenominational thanksgiving service organized by Lagos chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria at the headquarters of the Deeper Life Bible Church at Gbagada, Lagos.
The governor was quoted in a statement, saying:
"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."
Sanwo-Olu administration is obviously not taking traffic situation in Lagos State with levity
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"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 the form of compulsory community service. We are declaring zero tolerance for disobedience to traffic rules."
The governor believes that with the support of the residents of Lagos State, the desire to achieve “Greater Lagos” project will be realized.