Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has shown the citizens of Lagos that he is true to his mandate to cub incessant traffic and indiscipline among traffic offenders in the state.
He gave an explicit example when he arrested a bus driver who was driving against traffic on Sunday, November 8.
Governor Ambode was conducting an inspection of the ongoing construction of Ejigbo road when he spotted a driver driving against traffic. The driver was promptly arrested by the governor.
The governor on Friday, November 6 warned commercial drivers and okada riders that the state will no longer tolerate their unruly attitude on the roads which has been the cause of serious traffic and security challenges in the metropolis. The arrest of the erring driver was a testimony to the governor’s commitment to carry out his warning.
Governor Ambode in a bid to get a firsthand knowledge of security and road operation in the city conducted two hours surveillance last week with the state commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right) with Officials of the LAGBUS Asset Management Limited, inspecting the LAGBUS mechanic workshop at Oshodi
The governor also inspected the LAGBUS mechanic workshop at Oshodi with officials of the LAGBUS Asset Management Limited.
Last week, the governor presided over the state security council meeting with an assurance to the people of the state that the government would increase security surveillance across the metropolis and also road issues.
Lagosians have in recent times criticized the governor over the increased traffic and security challenges in the state.
Ambode with security officials at Onikan during early morning patrol
Ambode had earlier joined police officers on patrol in the Onikan area of the state in a bid to show his commitment towards ending the menace of insecurity