LASPA Faults Health Plus For Misinforming Public Members
The Lagos State Parking Authority (LASPA) has faulted a viral video by a popular pharmacy store, Health Plus allegedly discrediting the activities of Lagos State Government.
A statement by the General Manager of LASPA, Mrs. Adebisi Adelabu condemned the pharmacy store for misinforming members of the public with a video.
In the video, which is being circulated across social media platforms, Health Plus showed how officials of LASPA had indiscriminately clamping the tyres of the vehicles of their clients and staff who parked within the premises.
However, LASPA swiftly countered the video, accusing the Health Plus Pharmacy, located in Allen, Ikeja of a deliberate misrepresentation of facts to whip up public sentiments against government officials on lawful duty.
The statement reads, “In order to set the records straight, the issues that led to clamping the tyres 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.”
The statement explained that the 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 but very professional in their conduct during the exercise. All demand notices served to the company were duly acknowledged.”
It said that LASPA would 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”, the statement said.