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Lagos State Government Sets Up Team To Control Traffic

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Joint Task Team To Oversee Lagos Traffic

The Lagos State Government today disclosed that it has established a special team to ensure efficient traffic compliance in the state and to particularly address the observable flagrant disobedience to traffic rules by motorists.

This was disclosed by a press release signed by Public Affairs Officer of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mamud Hassan

Chief Executive Officer of LASTMA, AIG Chris Olakpe (Rtd) who made the disclosure after a tour of notable traffic-prone areas of the state in company with other top hierarchy of the agency, including the General Manager, Mr. Olawale Musa, said the development was part of a series of actions and concerted efforts to tackle the traffic gridlock across the state.

The special team, according to Olakpe, consists of the Police, LASTMA, Federal Road Safety Commission, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and men from different military formations.

The overall purpose, he said, was to maintain physical presence and ensure compliance at the identified traffic trouble spots.

He expressed optimism that the officers would bring their experience and professionalism to bare and enhance the work of existing staff, adding that their primary responsibility is to ensure efficiency in traffic control and enforcement of traffic laws all over the state.

Olakpe warned that LASTMA would not hesitate to prosecute “recalcitrant motorists in the habit of flouting traffic laws,” while also assuring road users that the agency remains totally committed to ensuring efficient traffic control across Lagos State.

Source: Naija News

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