The Lagos State Government is partnering ARCA Payment Ltd. to develop a parking payment application that would enhance coordinated operations between its parking authority and the public.
The General Manager, Lagos State Parking Authority (LASPA), Mrs Adebisi Adelabu, said this in a statement through the Head, Public Affairs Unit, Mr Abayomi Ariba, in Lagos on Tuesday.
It came after a partnership meeting between the authority and ARCA Payment Ltd.
Adelabu said that the partnership was to improve the overall parking system by ensuring a seamless transaction process for permits, registration, enquiry, among others.
According to her, this is a commitment towards integrating technological solutions into the authority’s parking management system.
She said it would provide a user-friendly system whilst building an accurate database to manage parking proceedings for the State.
Adelabu noted that the authority had adopted innovative ways in providing lasting solutions to parking challenges, for a safe and secure environment.
The LASPA boss said that the ultimate aim was to give Lagos residents the best and most suitable parking experience.
She explained that the initiative guaranteed a stress-free process for end users of the authority’s services, emphasising the effect on reconciliation and revenue assurance for the government.
The General Manager emphasised the authority’s commitment toward supporting various organisations and business entities to identify and proffer long-term solutions to their parking challenges.
She said that the authority had observed that most organisations operating in state lacked adequate parking space, which contributed to indiscriminate parking.
While describing the various interventions introduced to reduce indiscriminate parking, she said that government had started the installation of signages and lane markings in phases across the state.
She said that the signages and lane markings were to guide motorists and pedestrians on available parking lots.
Adelabu urged the public to support the authority’s efforts towards improving the parking system of the state.
She noted that enforcement of parking regulations had significantly reduced road mishaps and traffic congestion across the metropolis.
Earlier in his remarks, the MD/CEO ARCA Payment Ltd, Mr Oluwadare Owolabi, appreciated the government’s role in regulating parking across the state in line with the smart city drive.
Owolabi said that the integration of the application solution to manage parking proceedings would further promote effective customer service, accountability and transparency for all organisations and business entities.
He unveiled plans to begin intensive training for staff of the authority on how to navigate through the application software.
Owolabi said that all efforts were geared toward providing smooth, quick and result-oriented process for the public to access parking services.