Full implementation of parking policy Q2 2023 set to begin

The General Manager, Lagos State Parking Authority (LASPA) Mrs Adebisi Adelabu, has said that the organisation will begin full implementation of its policies in the second quarter of 2023.

She said, this would help to improve the parking culture in the state.

This disclosure was made by Adelabu during a  media conference where she reeled out the mandate, functions and strategies of the Authority in Lagos, on Thursday.

She informed that the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was committed to creating a well designed and coordinated parking management system for the state.

Adelabu said  LASPA will assist  Lagos residents to be mindful of parking their vehicles appropriately, as this would  positively impact on the environment and the roads.

“The Lagos State Parking Authority is an Agency of Government created by law, under the leadership of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, with the core mandate to regulate and manage all forms of Parking, register existing private, public parks and holistically tackle the menace of parking.

“There was need for our establishment to regulate parking because, we have Vehicle Inspection Authority, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, but  parking is essential to tackle traffic congestion.

“If one really wants to address traffic challenges, we need to start from parking problem and that is why LASPA was established.

“We are working with the Local Government to achieve their mandate in terms  of parking,” Adelabu said.

She further informed that the agency was not for revenue generation, noting that people had been paying for parking since time imemorial in Lagos.

The official said that nobody, however, knew who they paid to, as it was the norm in Lagos for anyone to collect money.

She said that government believed  the habit of parking cars all around in Lagos needed to be changed and its also important to address the issue of unauthorized collection of parking fees.

Adelabu said that LASG was working towards decongesting Lagos roads by investing on multimodal transportation.

She said that LASPA was created to assist Lagos residents to consider factors attached to parking cars.

Adelabu said LASPA was established in 2021 and had been taking time to sensitise Lagos residents with various means of communication.

According to her, it will continue to do so till the second quarter of 2023, before they begun operations.

She said offenders will be penalized she operation begins. 

Adelabu said that the Lagos State Government would be creating employment directly with the operation and involvement of concessionaires.

She said that over six concessionaires had been awarded to create parking places around Ikeja, Surulere, Apapa among others.

The official said that there would be a certain place where one would be able to park within slated periods of time.

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