The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Dayo Mobereola, who made the announcement in Lagos, said the directive takes immediate effect.
He charged Lagosians to always obey traffic laws officers, especially during this Yuletide season.
“It has become necessary to state this against the background of observed huge traffic gridlock experienced at this festive period. The situation reflects the disdain of motorists for the traffic laws and officers on the one hand and gross indiscipline exhibited by motorists on the other.
For the avoidance of doubt, please note that the traffic officers, whether the men of Nigerian Police, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) or the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASMA) are there to serve us but will view infractions within the eye of the law
While we wish you all a very happy festival period, we urge you to please ensure that safety is a priority for both passengers and drivers alike. Please observe all the rudiments of safe commuting by obeying the traffic regulations. We wish you Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year,” he sai