Local Car News #Update
The Lagos State government has announced plans to remove all abandoned vehicle on roads across the state.This was formally declared by the State’s Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Oluseye Oladejo at a press briefing on Monday. The commissioner added that Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the creation of a Vehicle Recovery Unit to ensure the removal of abandoned as well as accident vehicles in all areas of the state.
Oladejo said the sole aim of the movement was aimed at further addressing traffic de-congestion and averting security challenges associated with abandoned vehicles.
He said the tasks will be carried out under the Ministry of Special Duties, this decision is based on the fact that casualties are bound to occur as a result of hoodlums and miscreants who have made abandoned vehicles their hideout hence the towing of vehicles might be a big problem.
“I am happy to inform you that the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations have gotten approval from His Excellency, the Governor to set up a Towing and Recovery Unit in the Ministry in order to complement the emergency rescue efforts of the State.”
“This speaks largely to efforts in terms of prevention to mop up abandoned vehicles in all nooks and crannies in the State and also to make sure that broken down vehicles are promptly removed to prevent mishaps on the highways. For the smooth take off of the Unit, the Governor also directed that equipment and towing trucks of various capacities be procured to be able to remove vehicles of whatever make and size.”