The Lagos state authorities will at the moment public sale 43 ceased automobiles, bikes and tricycles awarded to the State by the Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Courts for driving towards site visitors (a method).
The state environmental and particular offences (enforcement) job drive will likely be finishing up the public sale at the moment, based on a round by the company.
Taofeek Gawat, the Special Assistant on new media to Governor Babajide Sanwolu introduced it on Monday by way of his Twitter deal with.
“Obey Traffic Rules in Lagos State …. Especially ONE-WAY …. See what’s happening today,” he tweeted.
Nigerians, reacting to the tweet famous that the punishment was too harsh and referred to as for fines as an alternative.
@olugbenga tweeted “Impounding and auctioning people’s cars is an anti-people policy. It’s like using a sledgehammer to kill a mosquito. Bear in mind that some people are visitors to Lagos where some of these one-way signs lying in obscurity.”
Also supporting the argument for fines, @ifeanyi81 tweeted, “A huge fine will be better and not auctioning of cars. Also, LASG should do something about these trucks, tankers, containers that constantly block the road, stay all day and make things miserable.”
Some referred to as for extra sanctions towards business automobiles who they stated are infamous for site visitors offences.
@tobbyceaster, “Of 44 vehicles, I can only pick out about 4 Danfo buses. That is 9%. Knowing well that Danfo buses are the kings of traffic violations in Lagos state. The head of @followlastma caught a policeman driving one way in a Danfo bus. Why was the bus not immediately impounded?.”