The Lagos State Government, led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed that some vehicle owners be arrested for violating the state’s Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018.
Abdulhafiz Toriola, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, told reporters on Sunday that a directive has been issued for the arrest of motorists with defective vehicle registration number plates and those without any number attached on their vehicles.
He bemoaned the fact that unauthorised use of licence plates has become widespread in the state. Toriola stated that law enforcement agencies have been directed to arrest anyone who fails to do the right thing.
He noted, using Section 16 of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018, that a vehicle without a licence plate can be used to conduct crimes that cannot be monitored.
” The purpose of using number plate is for proper identification and security as it is personalised for each vehicle.
“The law enforcement agencies have been mandated to apprehend defaulters. I urge vehicle owners to comply with the State Government to strengthen the security architecture already put in place.”