The governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Lagos State, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivor has vowed that there will be no room for touts and thuggery popularly called ‘Agberos’ if he becomes next governor.
Rhodes-Vivor made this vow while speaking on his plans at The Platform debate organized by Covenant Nation for governorship candidates in the state on Sunday.
According to the LP candidate, the ‘Agberos’ system has created lots of problems on safety hazards in Lagos state over the years.
He said, “On road safety in Lagos State, we will not accept the ‘Agberos’ system, which has created a lot of safety hazards in the state.
“We need to train our road enforcement agents and we will also need to ensure that the state set its clear policy on not accepting the ‘Agberos’ system. All of these, you can only enforce where a system is moving smoothly.
“Our own focus is making sure that we are back on a system that is working smoothly. We are also going to have digital surveillance all across the state so that we can enforce with evidence, not just hearsay anymore.
“So, the enforcement officers that do not step up to their responsibilities can actually be held accountable and we can hold them to account with evidence.”
Rhodes-Vivor stated that he would encourage rail transportation system that the state is currently building in moving of cargoes.
“The fact that we are moving so many containers by road is damaging our roads and it’s creating very low life expectancy for the roads we have and also leading to accidents like what happened today.
Other governorship candidates at the debate include Olufunso Doherty of the African Democratic Congress and Abdul-Azeez Adediran of the Peoples Democratic Party.