The Lagos state government has warned nightclub operators on the main roads against violating the state’s parking law.

Lagos State Parking Authority General Manager Adebisi Adelabu made the warning in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the agency’s monitoring and enforcement exercise noted that many nightclubs were encouraging illegal parking.

Adelabu added that this incessant act by these nightclubs has contributed to traffic gridlock and nullified the government’s efforts to improve the state’s parking culture.

She said: “The government is not ready to consider any form of contravention of the Parking Law in the state. Therefore, we will take necessary action against clubs that make mistakes, especially those located in high density/residential areas in high traffic flow areas of the state.

“Some nightclubs should be commended for their compliance with LASPA’s zero-tolerance mandate for indiscriminate parking, but non-compliant nightclubs should obtain a parking permit from the authority and secure alternate parking lots, because our efforts to regulating parking are to make the roads free of traffic for the comfort of all residents.”

Adelabu also indicated that punitive measures will be applied to non-compliant points of sale that include the closure of their facilities and the towing of vehicles, among other sanctions.

“LASPA plans to begin full implementation of the parking policy in 2023, so we call on the public to embrace parking culture and avoid all forms of indiscriminate parking,” it added.

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