The Lagos Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has concluded arrangements to collaborate with the Federal Capital Territory Administration, (Economic, Planning, Revenue Generation & Public Private Partnership) on traffic Management and Control.
The 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 trooping daily into the metropolitan city of Lagos, traffic congestion has become a menace that required urgent attention, necessitating the establishment of LASTMA on the 15th of July, 2000 during the administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The General Manager, who was represented by the Director of Rescue Department, Adeolu Joan added that the 22 years old Agency, in achieving its mandate, has over 4000 personnel managing the traffic across the metropolis for the desired goal of free flow of vehicular movement.
He maintained that all working ethics of the authority including operations are being guarded and regulated by the Lagos State Traffic Sector Reform Law of 2018 as amended.
In his words, “Let me inform you that LASTMA was not established for revenue generation as being insinuated by some sections of the public. The authority is purely saddled with the control, management and regulation of traffic related matters within Lagos metropolis”.
“And we will continue to strive to achieve a Greater Lagos vision where effective and efficient traffic management will drive, improve and increase socio-economic development of Lagos”, he added.
He highlighted details of the workings of the Authority including all the various departments and units that made up LASTMA.
Earlier in his address, the Head of the delegation and Secretary of the Economic, Planning Revenue Generation and Public, Private Partnership, (PPP) 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 in order to improve on their services in FCT.
He commended LASTMA for its steadfastness in traffic management and control across the State.
The visiting team is scheduled to visit other LASTMA operational Centres in Lagos State.
Top officials in attendance at the meeting include all LASTMA Comptrollers, Head of Training Unit, Marcauly Modupe-Ore, Director of Operations, Peter Gbejemede, Adebayo Taofiq (Director, Public Affairs Unit LASTMA), Muazu Abdullahi (Deputy Director. Road Traffic Services FCT), Osho Deborah (Head of Operation DRTS), Caroline Okon (Assistant Director Revenue DRTS), Halima Mahmud (Principal Planning Officer DRTS) and Abdulfatai Adewale (Admin. Officer I DRTS).