The Lagos State Government have began the removal of unapproved street gates blocking access roads in Lekki 1.
It said this was in contravention of the Government’s rules on street gates which can only be locked from 12 midnight to 5am & manned by a Security Personnel.
The Government Position says: You can have Gates for streets, for security reasons, It must be opened ALL DAY and you can lock it from 12 midnight till 5am and during that period, The Gates MUST be manned by a Security Personnel, incase of Emergency Services.
Many Nigerians have taken to their twitter accounts to react to this latest development by the Government.
The Lagos State Government has issued a 7-day notice, ordering the removal of unapproved street gates in communities last year 2020 to ensure the free flow of traffic across the state.
The state government directed that they should either leave such gates open between 5am and midnight or have them dismantled, as their actions contravene the provisions of the State Traffic Laws and Regulations.
This order was contained in a statement titled, “LASG issues 7-day removal notice to communities with unapproved street gates,” which was issued by the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, on Friday, December 4, 2020.
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