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Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by naptu2: 2:29am On May 09
At a town hall meeting In 2009 the Lagos State Government announced a policy on gates on public roads. It decided that street gates could be erected by residents, but they can only be shut between midnight and 5am and they must be manned by private security personnel who would open the gates for emergency service personnel in case the need arises. See here http://www.tundefashola.com/archives/news/2009/01/27/20090127N01.html

The government once again ordered the removal of unapproved street gates late last year. See previous thread here https://www.nairaland.com/6299341/lagos-orders-removal-unapproved-street

The government has now started removing street gates that are closed during the day.



Jubril A. Gawat @Mr_JAGs


FLASH: Lagos State Govt begins clampdown on Streets locking their gates, blocking Access roads in Lekki 1 during the day which is in contravention of the Govt rules on Street gates, which can only be locked from 12 midnight to 5am & manned by a Security Personnel.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uACaM3jfHAg


The Government Position says: You can have Gates for streets, for security reasons, It must be opened ALL DAY and you can lock it from 12 midnight till 5am and during that period, The Gates MUST be manned by a Security Personnel, incase of Emergency Services.


Sybil Iroche street, Lekki 1 …. locked. All streets were created to ease pressure off Admiralty road Lekki 1 and serve as alternatives.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c8K5-4FteU


https://twitter.com/Mr_JAGs/status/1391105912572715014

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by naptu2: 2:29am On May 09
Lagos Street Gates To Open From 5.30AM To 12 Midnight - Residents

Jan 27, 2009 - The Lagos State Government, residents and other stakeholders at a Town Hall meeting on the impact of street gates in Lagos on traffic flow resolved on Tuesday that all Street Gates within the state will remain open from 5.30 am till 12 midnight everyday in order to ease the traffic bottleneck often caused by the Gates.

At the Town Hall meeting which had in attendance representatives of Community Development Associations, Community Development Committees, Traditional Rulers, Landlords, Security organizations, para-military formations and opinion leaders which took place at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium , Alausa, it was also agreed that all such gates will be manned by members of the Community Development Associations resident in such areas.

It was also resolved that the decisions jointly agreed on at the Town Hall meeting should become effective all over the state not later than seven days time.

The Stakeholders at the Town Hall meeting also agreed that the State Police Commissioner should ensure that all Area Commanders, DPOs, RRS, Neighbourhood watch and other security apparatus intensify street patrols.

Speaking at the interactive session, Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) said incalculable damages have been done to people through the persistent closure of gates, while also not preventing the attacks of men of the underworld.

He added that if the gates are opened till midnight as agreed by the Town Hall meeting, traffic jams would be improved considerably.

Governor Fashola implored everyone to rise to the call of duty and for the common good of all which is a duty to do what is right saying “we cannot use old and unsuccessful methods to get new and different results”.

The Governor also said those who threaten the security of the society are an insignificant number and therefore in the minority, saying he will work with the people as he has already started doing and collectively, “we can defeat them and take back our common patrimony and safety back”.

The Lagos State helmsman explained that the gates in most cases constitute serious obstacles to the efficient management of the built environment and in particular to vehicular and pedestrian movement along roads that are funded and maintained from the commonwealth which is the tax payers money.

Said he: “In cases of fire outbreaks, burglar bars and street gates have prevented fire fighters from gaining access to homes and inner streets, sometimes resulting in needless loss of lives. It forces all of us to longer routes and eliminate by-passes or connectivity access to back streets through which we would otherwise have reached our destinations quicker”.

Governor Fashola asked rhetorically: “Have the gates stopped robberies? Have we gained more than we have lost by erecting them? If we do the same thing without getting a different result, must we continue in self delusion or must we find the courage by trying something new”.

The Governor reiterated that the state has swung into action to improve security by lighting up streets at nights even where there is no power (through solar powered lights), equipping law enforcement agents and inspiring them through improved welfare packages as well as deployment of technology through 767 Emergency toll free number and commencement of street cameras pilot scheme

He recalled that Lagos in the sixties was a safe and peaceful place to live and work in, adding that one of the unfortunate and bad consequences of the Nigerian civil war was the proliferation of arms with armed robbery becoming rampant all over the country.

He added that “it therefore seemed natural that with the increase in the crime rate, people took steps to guarantee the safety of their lives and property. Everybody became prisoners or victims of fear with the introduction of barricades within or without the home. With time, residents moved from burglary bars, erection of fences, to gated compounds and streets”.

Governor Fashola said the rate at which the street gates are being erected within metropolitan Lagos in recent time has become very worrisome to the government as estates have now graduated to multiple gates keeping only one opened manned by a security guard while others remain permanently locked.

He said equally worrisome is the fact that none of the gates have an approval which is a violation of town planning law.

Experts, Governor Fashola told the gathering, have shown that street gates constitute a major constriction to traffic flow, and that their removal will spring surprises about how positively impactful the outcome will be on the city’s transportation efficiency and lives.

He added that an area like Agege Motor road which constricted at Oshodi and Mushin is only one of the roads that everyone have been forced to abandon for over 20 years until most recently, because:”We allowed a few people to convert our transport infrastructure to a market place”.

“Your Government has shown courage to make your taxes and assets work for you by clearing the constrictions at Oshodi and Mushin so that it now takes only about twenty minutes to travel from Ikeja to Apongbon through Agege Motor Road”, he said.

The Governor added: “if you imagine 60,000 people, having to leave a campaign ground or rally or a football stadium through only one exit after the event is finished, I believe that you will appreciate the picture. Gbagada, Ilupeju, Anthony Village, Surulere, Aguda, Surulere, Aguda, Okota, Ogba, Maryland, Ikeja, Opebi, Mushin, Ilasamaja, Ipaja and Itire to mention a few are daily examples of these self inflicted pains”.

He disclosed that when people clamoured for an expansion of the BRT shuttle bus service to other areas, the Agege Motor Road constitute one of the most viable but which could not be plied due to the excesses of street traders, revealing that today, LAGBUS buses are plying the Agege Motor Road without any hindrance.

Governor Fashola said the convening of the Town Hall meeting on street gates is a fulfillment of the promise he made to the people to use all his skills, knowledge and energy to find solutions to the problems that make life difficult for everyone.

Speaking earlier, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Developemnt, Mr Francisco Abosede said the provision of street gates have made interconnectivity practically impossible for all residents of Lagos.

He added that in all places where such gates have been erected, it has not stopped criminals or armed robbers from terrorizing the residents, but has also created traffic snarls as motorists could not interconnect other areas.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Mr Kayode Opeifa in his welcome address said the government observed that though the erection of street gates may seem attractive, the consequences on the overall urban efficiency, aesthetics and functionality of the city and most especially traffic flow poses difficult questions to answer.

He added that the state Governor mandated the convocation of the Town Hall meeting to create an opportunity for the people’s contributions and inputs before arriving at any acceptable policy.

The State Police Command in its presentation made on behalf of the Commissioner of Police by State Force PRO, Supol Frank Mba the erection of gates has made the job of policing the state more difficult as the Police sometimes have problems accessing scenes of crime due to locked gates.

Participants at the interactive sessions including Oba of Egbeda, Oba Balogun who spoke on behalf of all traditional rulers and Chairman of the CDC Advisory Council, Alhaji Moshood Dosunmu all unanimously agreed and called on all residents of the state to dismantle all streets gates and give unfettered access to everyone including security agents and first aid responders.

The event was attended by several dignitaries including the State Vice Chairman of the Action Congress, Alhaji Safiriyu Sumaila, representative of the State Police Commissioner, the Navy and Airforce as well as traditional rulers and community development associations across the state.

http://www.tundefashola.com/archives/news/2009/01/27/20090127N01.html

Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by naptu2: 2:30am On May 09
Lagos Orders Removal Of Unapproved Street Gates To Ease Traffic 2:25pm On Dec 06, 2020

adenigga:
The Lagos State Government has ordered the removal of unapproved street gates in communities to ease traffic.

This was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, titled ‘LASG issues 7-day removal notice to communities with unapproved street gates’.

The commissioner explained that the gates and structures installed without prior approval from the Ministry of Transportation contravened the provisions of the State Traffic Laws and Regulations.

Oladeinde stressed that the ministry, in conjunction with Local Government and Community Affairs, has the regulatory authority on the installation of gates towards enhancing traffic management on the inner roads while protecting the lives and property of the affected communities.

The statement read in part, “In line with its policy and regulations on Traffic Management geared towards improving the free flow of traffic across the metropolis, the Lagos State Government has issued a seven-day removal notice to communities with unapproved street gates in the State, with a directive to either leave such gates open between 5 a.m and midnight or have them dismantled.


“During the recent inspection exercise conducted by the officials of the Ministry of Transportation, it was discovered that some communities have sited gates on some inner roads to avoid vehicular movement on their streets, and this unruly act has contributed to the heavy traffic congestion currently being experienced on our roads on daily basis.


“All street gates across the State be opened between 5 am to 12 midnight. The gates must be manned by security personnel engaged by the community or residents’ association and must be opened for emergency services such as police, ambulance, and fire services at any time.”

He explained that the Special Committee set up by the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation on the demolition of gated streets has begun enforcement exercise on the removal of gates in locations that failed to comply with the government’s directive on ‘Gated Streets’ regulation.

Oladeinde, therefore, urged communities with Government approval for the installation of gates on their streets to come forward with their documents for onward review and necessary approvals, failure of which the Special Committee would have to remove such street gates.

https://m.punchng.com/News/Lagos-orders-removal-of-unapproved-street-gates-to-ease-traffic

https://www.nairaland.com/6299341/lagos-orders-removal-unapproved-street#96789801

Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by iampeterben(m): 4:50am On May 09
Yes oh! That's very good.

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by money121(m): 5:03am On May 09
Lagos palava
Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by helinues: 5:05am On May 09
Better... Imagine denying other Nigerians from accessing government road.

What sort of nonsense?

Leave the gate open during the day and close it anytime from 9pm.. That's still fair to all parties...

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by Racoon(m): 5:07am On May 09
Why removing them since most of the security concerns in these feeder roads are mainly being shouldered by the estate residents as is far as security of most parts of Lagos is concerned.

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by helinues: 5:08am On May 09
Racoon:
Why removing them since most of the security concerns in these feeder roads are mainly being shouldered by the estate residents as is far as security of most parts of Lagos is concerned.

This news is about Lagos state not Abia state...

Take note

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by Racoon(m): 5:13am On May 09
helinues:
This news is about Lagos state not Abia state..Take note
What is the matter with you? So I owe you a reservation about what I comment on or not while you just keep on polluting the cyber space with all these your nonsense?

Meanwhile you're always in a haste to form threads and comment on IPOB, ESN while the Fulanis have chase our brethren from your end to Benin Republic.Haba! Your own no be am @ all.

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by helinues: 5:17am On May 09
Racoon:

What is the matter with you? So I owe you a reservation about what I comment on or not while you just keep on polluting the cyber space with all these your nonsense?

Point out to which of the SW, Lagos or other SW states development you and your likes ever support before apart from finding fault where there is none.

Tell NL's and keep your victim apology

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by MarketDispatch: 5:25am On May 09
Racoon:
Why removing them since most of the security concerns in these feeder roads are mainly being shouldered by the estate residents as is far as security of most parts of Lagos is concerned.

The law is clear. Leave it open during the day, and lock at midnight with security in attendance.
. Most people lock during the day preventing passage and that is why Government is removing the gates.

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by ValCon888: 5:36am On May 09
MarketDispatch:


The law is clear. Leave it open during the day, and lock at midnight with security in attendance.
. Most people lock during the day preventing passage and that is why Government is removing the gates.
That is like throwing the baby with the bath water. Two wrongs don't make a right. Why not fine those who leave their gates closed during the day? Removing the gates entirely isn't the solution to the problem especially with the insecurity challenges the country is facing.

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by Racoon(m): 5:41am On May 09
helinues:
Point out to which of the SW, Lagos or other SW states develop-ment you and your likes ever support before apart from finding fault where there is none.Tell NL's and keep your victim apology
Where were you lots when the likes of Sir Louis Odomegwu Ojokwu bought swathes of marshy lands and developed it into the VI that is known today? What about Festac-who are those responsible for it present state of human habitation?

Who are the major population contributing to the economic development of Lagos @ present given the tax remittance, business ventures(Autoparts, Alaba, Tradefair, Computer Village, Oyingbo etc)? Tell us where you belong in the midst of all these apart from polluting the cyber space with gibberish everytime? Meanwhile,

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by helinues: 5:44am On May 09
Racoon:
Where were you lots when the likes of Sir Louis Odomegwu Ojokwu bought swathes marshy lands and developed it into the VI that is known today? What about Festac-who are those responsible for it present state of human habitation?

Who are the major population contributing to the economic development of Lagos @ present given the tax, business ventures(Autoparts, Alaba, Tradefair, Computer Village, Oyingbo etc)? Tell us where you belong in the midst of all these apart from polluting the cyber space with gibberish everytime?

You see the reason why I said you should save your victim apology to yourself.

It get why

Are we talking about Ojukwu here or about you pointing out to any development in SW you have ever supported without finding a fault.

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by Racoon(m): 5:47am On May 09
MarketDispatch:
The law is clear.Leave it open during the day, and lock at midnight with security in attendance.Most people lock during the day preventing passage and that is why Government is removing the gates.
Most do so because of the prevailing insecurity across this nation today especially estates that have had it bad with violent crimes(armed robbery, car-snatching, burglary ).I dont blame them @ all.

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by MarketDispatch: 5:49am On May 09
ValCon888:

That is like throwing the baby with the bath water. Two wrongs don't make a right. Why not fine those who leave their gates closed during the day? Removing the gates entirely isn't the solution to the problem especially with the insecurity challenges the country is facing.

It is a Government road not private property. If you want to lock gates during the day. Lock the gates of your house.

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by omokoladele(m): 5:50am On May 09
Nice one
Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by Racoon(m): 5:50am On May 09
helinues:
You see the reason why I said you should save your victim apology to yourself.It get why.Are we talking about Ojukwu here or about you pointing out to any development in SW you have ever supported without finding a fault.
So even if I have supported development around Lagos(which is the case anyway), so it is you-Helinues that I will be showing it round to? Is this how you overhype yourself? Meanwhile, did Igbos contributed to Lagos development or not? Answer pls because that should put you ranting to rest.

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by Kzinne: 5:50am On May 09
Racoon:
Where were you lots when the likes of Sir Louis Odomegwu Ojokwu bought swathes marshy lands and developed it into the VI that is known today? What about Festac-who are those responsible for it present state of human habitation?

Who are the major population contributing to the economic development of Lagos @ present given the tax, business ventures(Autoparts, Alaba, Tradefair, Computer Village, Oyingbo etc)? Tell us where you belong in the midst of all these apart from polluting the cyber space with gibberish everytime? Meanwhile,
thrash talk. Go develop abia and ebonyi

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by Racoon(m): 5:57am On May 09
Kzinne:
thrash talk. Go develop abia and ebonyi
The histroy is true or not? Have you been to Ebonyi lately to see the physical transformation of the state? Are you aware of the International airports in Ebonyi and Anambra? Where is the Nigerian govt getting the footwear for it military? Tell us it is Aba.

Alaigbo is well developed despite the beleaguering the region have suffered in the Nigerian federation.

chukwuibuipob:
Alaigbo is well developed yet our pipu run to Lagos/refused to go back .
That we have a cosmopolitan spread across the world shows our enterprising and never-say-die spirit.

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by chukwuibuipob: 5:58am On May 09
cool
Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by tillaman(m): 5:58am On May 09
shocked

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by vicfajeze(m): 6:00am On May 09
Lagos,Lagos
Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by Drsnives(m): 6:00am On May 09
Which one is non approved again
So person can't not secure himself again??
I declare suffering to all our polithiefcians
Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by BruncleZuma: 6:00am On May 09
grin grin grin grin

This is a lover's quarrel, e no concern us....

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by helinues: 6:00am On May 09
Racoon:
So even if I have supported development around Lagos(which is the case anyway), so it is you-Helinues that I will be showing it round to? Is this how you overhype yourself? Meanwhile, did Igbos contributed to Lagos development or not? Answer pls because that should put you ranting to rest.

Majority of the development in Lagos was/is made by past and present Lagos state political leaders , Lagosians, Omoluwabi's and lovers of development

If they have not been creating a conducive environment for people to relocate to, such development wouldn't have happened...

Igbos are not the only tribe in SW, we have real investors as well from North, SS even foreigners self.

And hey, you people should stop the derision of developing other people's region... As how tiny SE land mass is, what's stopping you people from replicating the development there?

Ogun state is a combination of 3 SE states in land mass.

Oyo state is almost the same size with all the 5 SE states in landmass..

Have you people vowed to Amadioha not to see any development in Alaigbo?

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by dederocs(m): 6:00am On May 09
Access roads is for public good.

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by Lexusgs430: 6:01am On May 09
What is Lagos State government doing about security or lack of, on our roads...... grin
Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by Racoon(m): 6:03am On May 09
helinues:
Majority of the development in Lagos was/is made by past and present Lagos state political leaders, Lagosians, Omoluwabi's and lovers of development

Have you people vowed to Amadioha not to see any development in Alaigbo?
Whao! Of course the Igbo must be part of it.The Igbos dominates the transport, business, academics, Industries(Ibeto Group, Anamco, Innoson), Airlines(Air Peace, and 5 others) Shipping Lines, Estates, Hotels (ask in Abuja especially) among many spheres of human endeavours.

Where does your people belong to apart from the Banking, Insurance, Industries (Eleganza etc) How many of them owe airlines even in Lagos here? Well, as for us, we take our pride of place.

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by chukwuibuipob: 6:03am On May 09
Racoon:
The histroy is true or not? Have you been to Ebonyi lately to see the physical transformation of the state? Are you aware of the International airports in Ebonyi and Anambra? Where is the Nigerian govt getting the footwear for it military? Tell us it is Aba.

Alaigbo is well developed despite the beleaguering the region have suffered in the Nigerian federation.That we have a cosmopolitan spread across the world shows our enterprising and never-say-die spirit.
Alaigbo is well developed yet our pipu run to Lagos/refused to go back .

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by Nonexistent1: 6:03am On May 09
Oya let the wailing begin especially by Lekki resident wannabes who live in Ogun state but claim to live in Lekki.

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Re: Lagos State Government Removes Unapproved Street Gates In Lekki by qualityovenbake(m): 6:05am On May 09
Too many gated communities in Lagos state, I support the state government on this one. Not letting the road accessible to everyone except resident in the vicinity is just wickedness. Once is midnight close your gate for security reasons.

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