While addressing the inaugural retreat organised by the State Government for Commissioners, Special Advisers and body of Permanent Secretaries in the state, the Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode expressed his deep concerns on the high spate of robberies, traffic gridlock witnessed by residents on the state.
“I’m deeply concerned about the issues that Lagosians are sending back to me and the issues range from security issues, traffic gridlock and the environment itself. But again just as we are looking at the immediate solutions to them, there are medium term solutions that Lagosians will see in the next few weeks that we will roll out. We have declared zero tolerance on potholes and we are deploying more men to ensure free flow of traffic. As we are now in the ‘Ember’ months, I just want to appeal to Lagosians to be more vigilant, and cooperate with us in all the measures we will be carrying out,” he said.
He stated that security agencies have been mandated to enforce the ban on commercial motorcycle operators popularly called Okada riders as they pose a security threat to residents of the state.