Lagos State Transport Sector Reform (Amendment) Bill 2018 Scales First, Second Reading

The Transport Sector Reform Amendment Bill 2018 was finally laid before the House during plenary on Monday.

The bill was championed by the chairman, House committee on transportation in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Adewale Temitope.

The bill, was to provide a harmonious law for all parts of the transport sector in Lagos state in other to have a clearer and focused framework for transport operation.

The Honourable members for hours deliberated on the impact it will have on the transport sector of the state while majority also contributed to the discussion during the plenary session which scaled through the first and second reading successfully.

While presenting the bill on behalf of the committee, Hon Adewale Temitope, appreciated the speaker, Rt. Hon Obasa for the privilege given to examine the transport sector law and his nod towards its complete overhauling.

He also thanked him for the confidence he reposed in the Committee to do justice to the bill.

According to him, “The proposed amendment bill will introduce reform in road traffic, Transport Sector and the various Laws that were consolidated in 2018 such as The Lagos State Road Traffic Law; Road Traffic Regulations; The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority Law; The Vehicle Inspection Service; The Lagos State Inland Waterways Authority Law; The Lagos State Parking Authority Law; The Lagos State Drivers’ Training Institute Law; Lagos State Number Plate Production Authority and The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority Law that were previously separated are all been harmonized under this amendment bill.”

Before the bill was laid, Hon Adewale noted that the amended bill would address the overlapping functions among the implementing agencies and ensure clear-cut functions to strengthen the transportation sector of the State.

The bill is now before the House awaiting the third reading and consideration for passage into law.
It is expected that Lagos state transportation will witness a new lease of life when the bill finally becomes a law.

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