Lagos Govt. to set up Special Courts for traffic offenders


In line with his resolve to promote traffic management, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwolu has announced that special courts will be set up to try traffic offenders in the state.

The governor disclosed this while speaking at an Interdenominational Thanksgiving Service organised by the Lagos chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and held at Deeper Life Bible Church Headquarters in Gbagada.

He further mentioned that the government is working with the Acting Chief Judge in the state to establish the courts.

The Lagos state governor said his administration would not spare anyone, irrespective of status that endangers lives of road users by disobeying the state traffic regulations.

“We want the people to obey Lagos traffic law. We want them to understand that they are not the only road users who have right of way. If you want my government to finish well, dont drive against the traffic.”

“We are working with the Acting Chief Judge of the State to set up special mobile courts that will dispense judgment on traffic offences. Any offender would be made to serve the punishment immediately, which could be in the form of compulsory community service. We are declaring zero tolerance for disobedience to traffic rules.”

The governor added that the task of realising the Greater Lagos project would be difficult without the support of the residents.

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