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Saturday, 10 September 2016

Stay safe during the Sallah Festivities

PRESS STATEMENT BY LAGOS STATE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION

As the Eid-el-Kabir draws near we know that many people will be commuting on the roads either traveling out or into Lagos. Also there will be intra-Lagos city movement on a larger scale preparatory to the celebrations. It is, therefore, expedient to call on motorists to exercise reasonable care to protect those in their care.

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Hon. Dayo Mobereola. Honourable Commissioner For Transportation, Lagos State.

In addition, as we enter the “Ember” months, the period usually associated with accidents and incidences on roads, it is necessary to further ask motorists to observe reasonable care to avoid loss of lives and to be more patient.

It is in this regard that we must call on those involved in public transportation, drivers, unions and private individuals to join hand with the State Government and keep accidents off our roads. It is reasonable to observe the following:

1. Do not drink and drive or drive and drink

2.Do not over speed/observe speed limit

3. Do not over load your vehicles

4.Limit the per day trips to very reasonable levels; keep within your human limits

5. Ensure vehicle are properly maintained 

6. Acknowledge the rights of other road users


7. Passengers should not hassle the driver into driving faster.

While the Lagos State Government continues its campaign to ensure safer roads, it's imperative to state that it is the observance of the laws, regulations and rules of traffic that will ensure safety. It is the decision of one driver to drive carefully that will prove safety on the
roads.

Thus at the season of Eid el Kabir with its emphasis on obedience, we wish to urge Nigerians not to be the ‘rains’ of ember “months” but to live to build a future that their family and loved ones look forward to.



Dr. Dayo Mobereola

Honourable Commissioner (T) 

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