The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it will restrict the operation of the men of the VIO to off peak period between the hours of 12 mid-day to 3p.m.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this known while briefing newsmen after the State Security meeting at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. He said the Government is also making plans to grant amnesty to repentant criminals, cultists and to reform those with criminal inclinations.
Sanwo-Olu, who revealed that maintenance of peace and security, particularly as the year drew to a close was discussed extensively, said residents should desist from locking up their street gates, as such an act often impede security operatives and that if any gate must be shut at all, it should be manned by persons who could open them during emergencies.
The governor pointed out that the Nigerian Army was currently conducting the 4th edition of its operation Crocodile Smile in the State and that Lagosians should not be alarmed at seeing many armed soldiers around them.
He said the meeting also resolved that those planning to organise street carnivals should obtain permits from the Lagos State Police Command beforehand.
Reiterating that the executive order on driving against traffic, popularly called “one way” still stand, the governor announced that all security operatives had been given marching orders to arrest offenders, and to also implement the restriction of motorcycles on some roads in the Lagos metropolis.
He also warned drivers of articulated vehicles who often park on and under the bridges and under power lines to desist from the dangerous act.