All vehicles impounded for violating the stay-at-home order by the Federal Government will only be released after the order is lifted.
In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, the Lagos State government acknowledged that Governor Sanwo-Olu directed the release of all vehicles impounded for minor offences from March 1st 2020 to April14th, 2020, in addition to other palliative measures introduced to cushion the effect of lack of economic activities in the State due to the lockdown.
“Concerned motorists are, therefore, not expected to visit the offices of LASTMA, VIS and Task Force for the release of their impounded vehicles until the lockdown order is lifted by the Federal Government”, Omotoso said.
The Lagos State Government, made the announcement on Wednesday, adding that the clarification became necessary in view of visits by motorists to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Vehicle Inspection Services (VIS) and Task Force offices for the release of their impounded vehicles.
The statement however said Governor’s directive does not invalidate the lockdown as imposed by the Federal Government.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Governor’s directive does not invalidate the lockdown as imposed by the Federal Government.”