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Lagos Warns Against Burning Of Tyres On Roads


. . . Says Practice Destroys Asphalt

The Lagos State Government on Thursday reiterated the need for residents to desist from setting up a bonfire on tarred road surfaces across the State while embarking on vigilante operations, especially during the coronavirus also known as COVID-19 lockdown.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engineer Aramide Adeyoye, urging Lagosians to refrain from such acts, pointing out that roads that had been rehabilitated with taxpayers money were being destroyed by the heat generated from the bonfire.

According to her, "Burning of tyres directly on the roads where taxpayers’ money has been expended is not only unpatriotic, environmentally hazardous, but, more importantly, compromises the integrity of the pavement and overall riding surface, especially now that the rains are about to commence".

The Special Adviser therefore appealed to residents to desist from this unwholesome act so that after the lockdown, roads will remain intact, thus preventing the need for further expenditure on infrastructure in the face of scarce resources.

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