By Abimbola Ogunnaike
As part of an effort to facilitate a seamless parking experience across the metropolis, the Lagos State Government has partnered ARCA Payment Ltd. to develop a parking payment application that will enhance coordinated parking operations.
The General Manager of Lagos State Parking Authority (LASPA), Mrs Adebisi Adelabu, made this disclosure during a partnership meeting between LASPA and ARCA Payment Ltd.
Adelabu stated the partnership was to improve the overall parking system by ensuring a seamless transaction process for permits, registration, inquiry among others.
According to LASPA boss, this is a commitment towards integrating technological solutions into the authority’s parking management system, which will provide a user-friendly system while building an accurate database to manage parking proceedings for the state.
Adelabu, who that the authority had adopted innovative ways in providing lasting solutions to parking challenges for a safe and secured environment, added that the ultimate aim was to give Lagosians the best and most suitable parking experience.
She explained that the initiative guarantees a stress-free process for end-users of the authority’s services, emphasising the effect on reconciliation and revenue assurance for the government.
According to her, the authority had been committed to supporting various organisations and business entities to identify and proffer long-term solutions to their parking challenges as it had observed that most organisations operating in the state lack adequate parking space, which contributed to indiscriminate parking.
While describing the various interventions introduced to reduce indiscriminate parking across the state, she averred that the government had commenced the installation of signage and lane markings in phases across the state to guide motorists and pedestrians on available parking lots.
Adelabu urged the public to support the LASPA’s efforts towards improving the parking system of the state, noting that enforcement of parking regulations had significantly reduced road mishaps and traffic congestion across the metropolis.