LASTMA, CSAs Collaborate On Traffic Management
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and the Civil Society Activists (CSAs) have collaborated on effective and efficient traffic management across the State.
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.
Oreagba disclosed that Lastma was not established for revenue generation as being insinuated by some sections of the public, adding that it was purely saddled with controlling and managing all traffic related matters in Lagos State.
The General Manager maintained that all working ethics of the Authority including operations were 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 him, 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 Road.
He however thanked the management of Lastma for providing complaint channels where issues of concerns could be reported for the attention of the government.