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LAGOS
STATE GOVERNMENT
MINISTRY
OF TRANSPORTATION

It
has come to the attention of this Ministry that a notice of intervention to
enforce is currently circulating in the social media and has been attributed to
it.
For
the avoidance of doubt and for clarification purposes, the Ministry has not
issued any such statement of intention to enforce through Electronic Billing
System. 

The
system is not new or specific to the Ministry. It is the fines and fees segment
of the central Billing System of the State Government that has come into effect
a few months earlier. The use of e – tickets is not just taking off.
As
part of the Central Billing System adopted by the Lagos State Government to
manage its revenue process, the fines imposed by Agencies under the Ministry of
Transportation has been changed to e – ticketing.
The
Electronic Billing System, an automation system, involves removal of hand
written tickets and its replacement with an electronically generated fine
ticket which makes it less susceptible to human frailties.
The
introduction, which is to be generally implemented by all the agencies of the
State Government, is already being implemented by concerned agencies including the
Ministry of Transportation of which LASTMA and Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS)
are part.
Fines
to be paid are in accordance with the provisions of the Lagos State Road
Traffic Law 2012 schedule I dealing with “Traffic Offences Penalties”. The fines
ranges from N20, 000.00 (Twenty Thousand
Naira)
only to N250, 000.00 (Two
Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira)
only depending on the offence and the
number of times such a person has been apprehended.
While
noting that the Ministry of Transportation is committed to promoting the
culture of safety and security on the road, we urge the general public to be
obedient to the officials who are to see to management on traffic on the road
as well as obey all regulations and rules as established by the Ministry in its
quest for sanity on Lagos roads.
The
introduction of the regime of e-tickets is not punitive as the State Government
will prefer obedience to the law leading to sanity on the road than all the financial
resources that could accrue from the exercise.
Road
infraction fines are of general application and not specific to any group of
motorists. The Ministry of Transportation and its Agencies are determined to
ensure compliance to the provisions of the State’s Road Traffic Law 2012 and
will do so mindful of the right of citizens.
Part
of the information being circulated includes fines due to re-certification of
drivers by Lagos State Drivers Institute (LASDRI).
While
the statement stipulates fines and what offences attract fines as if they are
new, we Will like to state that Lagos State Traffic Management Authority
(LASTMA) and Vehicle Inspection Services (VIS) will only continue to operate
within the confines of the Traffic Law of 2012 and not on any new rules.   
It
is our hope that people become conversant with the provisions of the law rather
than be caught in the web of mitigating consequences of disobeying the law.
Biola
Fagunwa.
Director,
Public Affairs,
Ministry
of Transportation
Secretariat,
Alausa
– Ikeja

09055522220/0904555222
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