Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has approved the creation of a Vehicle Recovery Unit to remove abandoned and accident vehicles from the roads.
Oluseye Oladejo, the Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, said this Monday at a ministerial press briefing to commemorate the third anniversary of Mr. Ambode’s administration.
Mr Oladejo, who said the unit would be under the Ministry of Special Duties, said it would complement emergency recovery efforts and prevent mishaps on streets and major highways in the state.
“The ministry late in 2017 was given the mandate to set up a unit for vehicle towing and recovery services to remove abandoned and accidented vehicles from our roads,” said Mr. Oladejo.
“This speaks largely to efforts in terms of prevention to mop up abandoned vehicles in all nooks and crannies in the state and also to make sure that broken down vehicles are promptly removed to prevent mishaps on the highways.
“For the smooth take-off of the Unit, the governor also directed that equipment and towing trucks of various capacities be procured to be able to remove vehicles of whatever make and size.”