Lagos State Government has impounded 20 cars and 15 motorbikes for violating the lockdown order.
Worried by means of non-compliance with the lockdown order by using motorists, an Enforcement Team comprised of officers of the Task Force, State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Police officers and guys from the Ministry of Transportation visited Ikorodu road, Ojota, Jibowu, Ebute-Metta, Otto and Iddo corridor amongst different locations on Saturday to put into effect the directives.
Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Transportation, Toyin Fayinka, who led the operation, stated the enforcement used to be effected to stem down the rising unfold of the community-based Coronavirus.
The impounded motors and motorbikes, he said, have been taken to the LASTMA yard.
He said: “Some of the impounded automobiles included some interstate passengers loaded commuter buses belonging to some transport corporations at Jibowu. Others are IVECO truck, Volvo truck, KIA Salon car, Siena Space bus as nicely as Yellow buses popularly referred to as Danfo amongst others.
Fayinka warned residents to obey the stay-at-home order and imbibe personal hygiene to assist the authorities each day efforts in curbing the unfold of the contagious virus.
The Special Adviser defined that it was once worrisome that Lagos State on my own recorded as a lot as 80 numbers of tested cases as at the last count, stressing that there is the want to give a boost to enforcement of stay-at-home order in the pastime of the public.
According to him, the guide and cooperation of the residents are required to prevail in the battle towards COVID-19.
The impounded automobiles and motorbikes, he said, would now not be released till after the lockdown.
Fayinka frowned at the involvement of some regulation enforcement agents that have been amongst the lockdown violators.
He stated the authorities would no longer hesitate to implement the regulation on any person or crew that tries to frustrate the on-going efforts at eradicating the unfold of the Coronavirus.