The Lagos State Government said it has pulled down 84 street gates which were shut against motorists before the 12:00am deadline it stipulated. The State Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Mr. Muslim Folami, disclosed this while addressing journalists in Alausa on Thursday.
Folami said out of the 148 street gates earmarked for demolition across the state, 84 of them had been pulled down for failing to abide by government’s instruction to leave them open till 12:00midnight. “The Ministry promoted 24-hour access through gated streets in the state with the involvement of Community Development Associations in the state. So far, enforcement in 84 locations has been effected as at April, 2016. This is being done to improve security, free flow of traffic, safety of lives and properties of all citizens in the state,” he said.
He warned landlords and others who normally lock their street gates before 12:00midnight to prevent motorists from plying them to desist from such immediately as government would demolish such gates forcefully for refusal to comply with the directive.