LASTMA TO COLLABORATE WITH CIVIL SOCIETY ACTIVISTS ON TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT IN LAGOS – Rights Monitor

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Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has concluded all necessary arrangements to collaborate with Civil Society Activists on effective and efficient traffic management across the State.

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According to a press statement signed by Adebayo Taofiq
Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, the General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba disclosed this on Thursday during a courtesy visit by members of Civil Society Activists in Lagos to his office at Lastma Headquarters at Oshodi.

Mr. Oreagba disclosed that Lastma was not established for revenue generation as being insinuated by some sections of the public. The Authority is purely saddled with Controlling and Managing all Traffic related matters in Lagos State.

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The General Manager maintained that all working ethics of the Authority including operations are being guarded and regulated by the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018 as amended.

“Let me inform you that the creation of the Lagos State Mobile Court where all traffic related matters are being decided was to promote fair hearing, justice and equity with reference to any infringement on the right of any motorists”

The General Manager called on all Civil Society Activists to support the Agency in educating road users particularly motorists to desist from driving against traffic (one-way) as this has caused untimely death to many motoring public including innocent passersby.

“We enjoined members of the public particularly motorists to make use of Lastma hotlines (08100565860, 08129928503, 08129928597 & 08174722227) for any information or observation where necessary”

The General Manager while urging motorists to adhere strictly to all traffic regulations however promised that any complaints sent via any of the Lastma hotlines including social media handles (twitter-ekolastma, Instagram – @followlastma & Facebook- ekolastma) shall be thoroughly investigated without any iota biasness.

Earlier in his speech, the coordinator of Civil Society Activists in Lagos Comrade Gbenga Soloki requested for a mutual synergy between all relevant government agencies across the State.

He commended Lastma Officers for its steadfastness in traffic management and control across the State.

According to Mr. Soloki “Civil Society Activists across the State would support Lastma in the area of public education and enlightenment on behavioural change of some recaltriant motorists towards traffic managers on Lagos Roads”

He however thanked the management of Lastma for providing complaint channels where issues of concerns could be reported for the attention of the government.

Meanwhile, the General Manager of Lastma Mr. Bolaji Oreagba has confirmed that two (2) Lastma officers (Mr.Ayinla Folorunsho & Mr. Fuwa Oladipupo) have been honoured for their dedication to work in ensuring smooth control/management of vehicular and human traffic.

Mr. Oreagba confirmed that uprightness and high sense of responsibility of these 2 distinguished officers have garnered positive feedback and praises to the Authority from the general public.

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