The General Manager of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Bolaji Oreagba has tasked officers of the agency to display decorum and civility while discharging their duties on the road and in public domain.
Oreagba’s call follows a video clip trending online where a LASTMA officer Alabi Olanipekun was caught to have assaulted an alleged traffic offender within the yard of the agency at Ilasan, who Alabi said he wanted to prevent from making a video.
LASTMA boss at a meeting with the complainant, Edenze Daniel Uchenna in his office assured him that the officer would face disciplinary action as enshrined in the extant rules and regulations of the civil service, while necessary punishment would be applied according to the provisions of the law.
The traffic agency boss further warned that henceforth, any official found to have acted unprofessionally in the discharge of his duties would have himself to blame, adding that unlawful actions negate the training and retraining invested in them by the State Government.
The Complainant thanked the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the actions taken so far, also appreciating the LASTMA GM and Management for the audience, noting that he was not well informed that he could obtain redress easily from LASTMA.
Oreagba in a press statement issued by LASTMA Asst. Director, Public Affairs, Filade Olumide enjoined the general road users to always abide by the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018 as enacted by the Lagos State House of Assembly so as to move the State forward to a greater height in line with Governor Sanwo-olu T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda for the development of the South Western State.