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Update: Lagos State Govt Breaks Silence On Why Lady’s Car Was Clamped At A Car Park

The Lagos State Parking Authority has given reasons why its officials clamped the car of a lady at the car park of a pharmacy along Allen Avenue, Ikeja on Friday, September, 8.

In the statement released, the general manager of the agency, Adebisi Adelabu, said the pharmacy where the lady parked her car, has refused to pay their annual Corporate Parking/Set Back Levy, hence the reason the woman’s car was clamped.

‘’The attention of the Lagos State Parking Authority (LASPA) has been drawn to a viral video circulated by Health Plus Pharmacy, located in Allen, Ikeja. The video is a deliberate misrepresentation of facts to whip up public sentiments against against government officials on lawful duty.

In order to set the records straight, the issues that led to clamping the tyre of the vehicle parked in front of Health Plus premises are detailed below;

• Lagos State Parking Authority is the regulatory body estabished to monitor private and commercial facilities to forestall indiscriminate parking along roads and setbacks in the State.

• In December 2022, the Authority issued demand notices for Y2023 parking levies to private and public corporate organisations, including Health Plus Pharmacy, and thereafter, circulated reminders that were duly acknowledged by defaulting organisations.

• Officers seen in the video were on a final visit to seek payment for legitimate levies due to the Lagos State Government. It is evident that the officials were non confrontational and professional in their conduct during the exercise.

• All demand notices served to the company and duly acknowledged are hereby presented to members as a display of transparency by our institution.

LASPA will not be deterred from performing its regulatory role by unpatriotic individuals who resort to misinformation and fake news in order to evade payment of taxes and levies due to the government.

For the avoidance of doubt, any individual found deliberately peddling falsehood to defame the officials of the Lagos State Government on monitoring and compliance activities will be prosecuted in accordance with the law.”