The Lagos State Government on Thursday, warned residents in the state to desist from setting up bonfire on tarred road surfaces while embarking on vigilante operations, especially during the COVID-19 lockdown.
According to the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, such practice destroyed asphalt used to construct the road.
Adeyoye in a statement advised residents to refrain from such acts, as the roads that had been rehabilitated with taxpayers’ money were being destroyed by the heat generated from bonfire.
”Burning of tires directly on the roads where taxpayers’ money has been expended is unpatriotic and environmentally hazardous.
”More importantly, it compromises the integrity of the pavement and overall riding surface, especially now that the rains are about to commence.
“We appealed to residents to desist from such unwholesome act so that the roads would remain intact after the lockdown.
“This would prevent the need for further expenditure on infrastructure in the face of scarce resources, She added.