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LASTMA partners FCTA, public complaints commission on traffic management

By Benjamin Alade and  Eniola Daniel
09 September 2022   |   3:57 am
The Lagos Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has announced arrangements to partner with the Federal Capital Territory Administration, (Economic, Planning, Revenue Generation & Public Private Partnership) on traffic management and control.

Bolaji Oreagba

The Lagos Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has announced arrangements to partner with the Federal Capital Territory Administration, (Economic, Planning, Revenue Generation & Public Private Partnership) on traffic management and control.

General Manager of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba disclosed this while welcoming officials of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to his office at LASTMA Headquarters on Wednesday.

Oreagba explained that due to the high influx of people into Lagos, traffic congestion has become a menace that required urgent attention, necessitating the establishment of LASTMA on July 15, 2000.

Director, Public Affairs, Adebayo Taofiq, in a statement, yesterday, said the GM, represented by the Director of Rescue Department, Adeolu Joan said all work ethics of the authority, including operations are being guarded and regulated by the Lagos State Traffic Sector Reform Law of 2018 as amended.

He noted that the 22-year-old agency has over 4,000 personnel managing traffic across the metropolis for the desired goal of free flow of vehicular movement.

Earlier in his address, the Head of the delegation and Secretary of the Economic, Planning, Revenue Generation and Public, Private Partnership (EPPP),  Honourable Agboola Lukman Dabiri, who was represented by Baba Shu’aibu Adukke, said his team was on a two-day working visit to understudy LASTMA’s new and modern innovations of road traffic management control  to improve on their services in FCT.

He commended LASTMA for its steadfastness in traffic management and control across the state.

MEANWHILE, the agency has called for mutual working collaboration between it and the Public Complaints Commission for sustainable peace.

Oreagba made the call during a courtesy visit of the Commission to the LASTMA Headquarters in Lagos.

He commended the Commission for giving hope to the hopeless and making sure complaints are promptly resolved after diligent investigation.

Oreagba pointed out that most complaints are from members of the public particularly, motorists against officers of the authority.

According to the General Manager: “We are ready to cooperate with the Commission during investigation on any complaints from the public and information sharing where necessary.

“We wish to add by informing well meaning and concerned Lagos residents and motorists that we have various windows through which complaint can be channelled for prompt response.”

He enjoined Lagos road users to abide by the State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018, as anyone caught on the wrong side of the law will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

During his presentation, Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission, Hafeez Adekunle Odunewu said the Commission aims at correcting administrative anomalies in the discharge of public functions as they affect the citizens and residents, especially on administrative procedure that can cause injustice within the administrative jurisdiction.

He commended LASTMA for effectively discharging its statutory responsibilities.

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