The Lagos State Government has commenced releasing impounded vehicles to their owners free of charge without payment of fines.
The state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, made this known in Lagos on Tuesday.
He said the exercise commenced last Saturday and is still ongoing, noting that the state government made the decision as a measure to ease the cash crunch on its citizens as a result of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s naira redesign policy.
The commissioner noted that vehicles that were impounded for minor traffic offences would be released to their owners and fines waived.
He said, “There are some people that committed offences during that period and we understand the fact that money wasn’t easy to come by.