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Lagos warns 7-Up over traffic, environmental infractions

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Lagos State Government yesterday read the  Riot Act to the 7-Up Bottling Limited plant on Mobolaji Johnson Avenue, Oregun over frequent creation of traffic bottlenecks and environmental nuisance with indiscriminate blocking of roads by its trucks, saying further infractions would attract a seal up.

A statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, said trucks of the company created environmental and traffic nuisance for over an hour on Thursday denying movement to motorists across all the sections.

He said the company had received prior warnings from the State Ministry of the Environment on littering of drains in front of the company and blocking access Road to the Governor’s Office, to no avail.

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He added that even at night, officials of the company do remove the median provided by the state to regulate traffic movement thus causing accidents.

Bello stressed that directives have been given to the State Task Force on Special Offences and the Lagos Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) to henceforth, tow away any 7 up truck that blocks the road.

He said the same would apply to staff members and persons seen around the drains in front of the premises which have become a major source of concern to the Environment Ministry.

Bello said the State Government would not abdicate its responsibility and allow acts of impunity that will make life uncomfortable for law-abiding citizens.

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