The Lagos State Government has vowed to clamp down on unauthorised enforcement agents purportedly acting on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation tagged M.O.T TASKFORCE.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Mr. Sola Giwa, made the pledge as he handed over an impostor caught with illegal documents and impersonating an enforcement agent to the Police.
Giwa, who noted that his Office has been assailed with information about the activities of these unauthorised operators, added that the State Government will no longer warn but clamp down on the illegal activities of these dubious operators.
“Lagos is a State governed by laws. The Transportation Sector is regulated by the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL) 2018 and does not permit charlatans to operate illegally in any part of the State. My office will continue to go on sting operations and unplanned visits to different areas so as to catch these fake operators, their collaborators and sponsors in the act”, he said.
Giwa enjoined the public to report the activities of any unauthorised enforcement team to the Ministry of Transportation so that it can be forwarded to the Police for possible prosecution.
Recall that on August 11, 2022, the Ministry of Transportation placed an indefinite ban on the activities of its enforcement team, tagged M.O.T TASKFORCE, as part of measures to streamline transport operations in Lagos State for better effectiveness.