In an effort to make Lagos State cleaner, healthier and more liveable, the Lagos State government has announced that starting July 1, 2017, it will begin to evacuate abandoned vehicles littering the state.
In a statement released yesterday, June 19, 2017, the state government said that a Taskforce has been established to carry out the removal of abandoned and disused vehicles and tricycles littering the Lagos roads.
In addition, a vehicular scrap collection agent has also been appointed in line with Section 56 sub-section (1) of the Lagos State Harmonised Law.
As a result, Lagosians are hereby notified of the operational procedure of the Taskforce as follows:
i. Pasting of Removal Notice Stickers on identified abandoned vehicles with a 7-day period for self-removal by owners of the vehicle.
ii. Upon expiration of the grace period, identified abandoned vehicles will be removed by the Taskforce to a designated depot within the state.
iii. Where such vehicles are unclaimed within 30 days, the vehicles will be forfeited to the government and undergo proper disposal accordingly.
The government, however, advised the general public to comply strictly with the directive while Security agencies are urged to ensure compliance.