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VIOs, LASTMA and Traffic agency generated N11.35 billion in one year

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The trio of  Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIOs and the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, LASTMA,according to statistics  impounded 78,567 vehicles on Lagos roads in the last one year for violating the state’s road law.

The amount gathered by these agencies,  VIO, LASTMA and the Motor Vehicle Administration Agency, MVAA, generated to the sum of N11.35 billion as fines, road worthiness certificates and issuance of drivers license and documents in the last one year.

Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Prince Anofiu Elegushi disclosed this on Tuesday at a ministerial press conference in Alausa, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

A breakdown of the revenue showed that the VIO generated N2.48 billion, comprising road fines of N856.746 million and issuance of road worthiness certificate at N1.627 billion.

LASTMA generated N743 million while the MVAA raked in N8,125 billion.

According to Eleguhi, “the combined contribution of both Agencies represents 0.6% of the state’s annual revenue portfolio. By implication this cannot justify such claims that our enforcement effort is to generate revenue,” he said.

Also, a breakdown on the number of the 78,567 vehicles impounded showed that VIOs impounded 68,101 vehicles while LASMA impounded 10,466 vehicles in the last one year during their enforcement.

However, Elegushi restated the commitment of the state government in reducing travel time across the major arteries of the state.

“We had adopted various engineering solutions along with improving the traditional methods by which traffic is measured,” he said, adding that the introduction of lay-bys had reduced travel time along the Ojodu Berger-Obalende axis to about 20 minutes.

While also stating plans for two others lay-bys along Ikorodu and Ketu along Ikorodu, the commissioner said the perennial logjam witnessed due to activities of commercial buses picking and discharging passengers would be a thing of the past as both would lead to 45 minutes travel time from Ikorodu to CMS.

The acting commissioner also stated that the investment in water transportation and its promotion, targeted a move toward 8% share of transportation activities from its present 2% position.

Elegushi averred that the provision of water transportation infrastructure and safety gadgets had significantly made Lagos waterways safer and more acceptable to the people, adding that proper channelization, route delineation and a broadly agreed operational guideline for operators have been key to the new boost the sector is showing.

Elegushi explained that the reviving of the state-owned Lag-Ferry by its restructuring would ensure that government was actively promoting water transportation.

He stated that various promoters and partners to provide ferries and manage ferries operations were being considered, adding that boats/ferries for transportation and leisure was to be purchased by the state government.

Source: ( PM News )

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End SARS: Masari Charges Judicial Panel To Fish Out Perpetrators Of Police Brutality

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#EndSARS: Masari Charge Judicial Panel To Fish Out Perpetrators Of SARS Brutality

Aminu Masari

Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari of Katsina State has urged the 11 men committee Judicial Panel to give recommendations going forward to end police brutality in the state.

He gave the charge during the inauguration at Government House Katsina on Saturday.

He also tasked them to come forward with general recommendations that will promote an endearing relationship between the Nigerian Police Force and the general public.

Read Also: #EndSARS: TVC Back On Air — Four Days After Mob Attack

The panel of inquiry will be headed by Justice Abbas Abdullahi Bawale of the Katsina State High Court of Justice.

Other members of the Commission include Retired AIG Danlami Yar’adua, Alhaji Mustapha Ibrahim Zango, Alhaji Bello Musa Dankano, Professor Usman Dhun-nurain, Hajiya Rabi Mohammed, and Ibrahim Ahmad Katsina.

 

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#EndSARS: TVC Back On Air — Four Days After Mob Attack

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#EndSARS: TVC Back On Air — Four Days After Mob Attack

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Television Continental popularly known as TVC News is back on air after it was attacked by suspected hoodlums on Wednesday morning.

Recall that the host of popular ladies show ‘Your View’, Morayo Afolabi-Brown, had confirmed during the show on Wednesday that hoodlums had entered the premises of TVC.

The hoodlums had attacked the TV station a few hours after #EndSARS protesters were killed at the Lekki Toll Gate by soldiers on Tuesday night.

Also Read: End SARS Protest: Abia Govt Relaxes Curfew

There were speculations that the TV station was attacked because of its link to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.

Workers of the TV station were rescued by Men of the Police Rapid Response Squad who were in the compound to offer protection.

 

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End SARS Protest: Abia Govt Relaxes Curfew

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#EndSARS Protest: Abia Govt Relaxes Curfew

Okezie Ikpeazu

Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has lifted the 24-hour curfew on two major cities in the state following the outbreak of violence when the #EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums.

Recall that on Tuesday night,  Aba and Umuahia went under curfew in a statement by the Governor.

However, following the return of calm to the affected areas, Ikpeazu directed that the curfew in the State be relaxed to now take effect from 6 pm to 6 am from Sunday, 25th October 2020.

Also Read: Edo govt extends ultimatum for escaped inmates by one week

This was made known by the State Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu.

The Governor also directed all markets in the State to be reopened during the day, while Market committees should mobilize adequate security teams to watch over the markets at night and during the day.

Governor Ikpeazu further directed all commercial tricycle operators to henceforth vacate the roads during the curfew time of 6 pm-6 am daily.

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