CEM REPORT | In a bit to curtail the excesses of transportation enforcement agencies in the state, the Lagos State government has placed an indefinite ban on the operations of the Ministry of Transportation Taskforce (MOT) enforcement team.
The ban rides on the back of a series of complaints and allegations against the operation and some officials of the MOT Taskforce by road users.
The ban was disclosed by Jubril Gawat, a media aide of the governor, via his Twitter handle on Friday.
He explained that the ban is part of measures initiated to “streamline transport enforcement activities in Lagos State to achieve the required effectiveness in line with global best practices.”
He added that the decision to disband the team was reached “after a thorough appraisal and review of the enforcement teams operating under the Ministry of Transportation.”
“The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa, averred that Traffic Management and Transportation is a cardinal pillar in the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, stressing that the readjustment of the enforcement strategy was to enhance service delivery to the people of the State.”
“He, therefore, enjoined the general public to report the activities of any unauthorised enforcement team still operating with the tag M.O.T Taskforce to the Ministry of Transportation, for prosecution.
“Appealing to Lagosians to cooperate with the State Government in its effort to improve the traffic situation across the metropolis, the Special Adviser gave an assurance that a lot is ongoing behind the scenes to bring the much-desired change in the transport sector.”
He further urged motorists to obey traffic rules while warning that the ban is not an excuse for drivers to disobey the traffic laws of the state.