Lekki Concession Company has urged motorists, especially commercial drivers, plying the Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway to take precautionary measures to secure the lives and property of their passengers in the ‘ember’ months.
The Managing Director, Lekki Concession Company, Mr Mubashiru Hassan, who gave the advice, also said the firm’s dedicated joint security patrol team, comprising the police, Lagos State Traffic Management Agencies, Man O’ War and other traffic management agencies, had been placed on a 24-hour surveillance alert to protect lives and property and ensure smooth flow of traffic on the expressway.
A statement by the firm said the LCC MD was speaking on the preparations of the company to ease traffic and secure lives and property on the Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway during the last quarter of the year.
He said, “As a proactive and responsible company, it is our duty to put machinery in motion to ensure traffic flow, secure lives and property, and prevent accidents and other forms of crimes on the expressway and the Lekki-Epe corridor as a whole during the ember months.”
He noted that the security patrol team had been well mobilised with all security surveillance equipment to ensure strict adherence to traffic rules by motorists on the expressway.
“We will not tolerate any disregard to traffic rules on the expressway as violators would be made to face the wrath of the law of Lagos State,” he added.
The Chief Security Officer of the company, Mr Solomon Tolofari, disclosed that 30 persons had been arrested and prosecuted by the security operatives for various traffic offences at the Ikoyi Special Offences Magistrate court in the last three weeks on the expressway, according to the statement.
He advised motorists and residents along the corridor to stop patronising hawkers, whom he said were daily being arrested and prosecuted for obstructing free flow of traffic on the expressway.
“Some of these hawkers are criminals who disguised with their wares to perpetrate crimes on the expressway; hence, motorists and residents should steer clear of them in order not to fall prey to their antics. On our part, we will continue to do everything humanly possible to secure lives and property on the Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway,” he added.
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