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LASTMA to release vehicles impounded during the lockdown

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has announced that it has commenced the release of vehicles impounded during the Corona Virus lock down in the state.

According to Mr. Olajide Oduyoye, the General Manager of LASTMA, vehicles impounded between 1st and 14th April, 2020 are now being released to the owners.

Mr Oduyoye said the release of the vehicles was to ameliorate the economic hardship caused by the lockdown order instituted to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

He however noted that the gesture is not extended to those who violated the lockdown order by the federal government from 14th April.

He called on the affected persons to visit LASTMA headquarters with their vehicle license, road worthiness certificate and insurance documents to collect their vehicles.

Oduyoye called on Lagos residents to take proper measures to mitigate the spread of the virus in Lagos state.

For the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic to be successful, we all must strictly adhere to laid down rules, directives and regulations such as physical distancing, frequent washing of hands, use of sanitisers, disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, use of face mask and staying at home, if it is not compulsory to go out”, Oduyoye said.

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