The Lagos State Government has warned those planning to unleash violence on the state because of the ban on commercial motorcycle and tricycle activities on some routes in the state to have a change of heart.
The statement accused failed politicians of being behind the plot to disrupt public peace.
“Lagosians are peace-loving and law-abiding people, who will not embrace any disruption of their legal activities by failed politicians hiding under the evil of unwholesome activism.
“The law enforcement agents have been directed to ensure that nobody takes the law into his hands. The government places a very high premium on law and order in the interest of all Lagosians. It will not fail to act when peace is threatened.
The statement praised motorcycle and tricycle operators for complying with the restriction from six local government areas, major highways, and bridges.
The statement said the level of compliance was over 90%.
“In fact, some of the ride-hailing companies directed their riders to obey the directive. This is commendable. The high level of compliance has shown that Lagosians agree with the government on the need to stop the danger that commercial motorcycles and tricycles have become – a big threat to the safety of lives and security of our people. They should stand firm in supporting the government.
It said the Government is concerned about the plight of the people and is making an effort to bring palliatives.
“This will not last as alternatives are being rolled out. A fleet of 65 buses will join the others on some major routes as from Monday, February 3, 2020: No less than 550 more buses are being expected. Besides, 14 ferries will be commissioned on Tuesday.”
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