LASPA rolls out parking violations, offences in Lagos
• Sanwo-Olu urges youths to access LSETF’s N10b grant
• Assembly assures foreign investors of safety
The newly-created Lagos State Parking Authority (LASPA) has rolled out its plans on how to tackle indiscriminate parking by vehicle owners on the streets.
It also listed various parking violations and offences in the state. General Manager of the agency, Adebisi Adelabu, who disclosed this at a parley with journalists in Lagos yesterday, noted that parking problems had been one of the thorniest issues affecting the economy and the environment, hence the need for a holistic approach towards regulating the cause effects.
Adelabu listed various parking offences in the state to include parking of commercial vehicles on streets, blocking an entrance or exit and walkway, parking on slots marked for public transport, fire service, ambulance, taxis and people with special needs.
She further said that parking of vehicles on sidewalks, road median, whether paved or not, and parking of vehicles within three meters of a fire hydrant as well as parking of vehicles against the directional flow of traffic are now prohibited in the state.
IN another development, Governor Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, tasked residents, especially youths, to create more jobs in the state by accessing the N10 billion grant of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) as part of government’s drive to make the state an interesting job creation centre.
Sanwo-Olu stated this at the second edition of the Lagos Employment Summit, themed: “Sustainable Job Creation Strategies: Collective Action and Prosperity for all” convened by the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget.
ALSO, Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, has described the state as one that guarantees safety of investors and their businesses.
Obasa said this, yesterday, at the Qatar-Nigeria Business Matchmaking Event, which had officials of the state government of the two countries, businessmen and prospective investors in attendance.
In a statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Eromosele Ebhomele, the meeting was aimed at deepening trade between the two countries. In manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, technology and other related areas.
The Speaker, represented by Chairman of the House of Assembly Committee on Transportation, Adewale Temitope, noted that the growth and advancement of Lagos in various areas of the economy were the result of true leadership.