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LASTMA, FCTA on traffic management collaboration venture


LASTMA, FCTA on traffic management collaboration venture

Top FCTA officials at the LASTMA headquarters

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.

Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, the General Manager of LASTMA disclosed this while welcoming FCTA officials on Wednesday.

He 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.

This, he said, necessitated the establishment of LASTMA on the 15th of July, 2000 during the administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

According to him, the 22-year-old Agency has over 4000 personnel managing the traffic across the metropolis for the desired goal of free flow of vehicular movement.

Oreagba 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.

Meanwhile, he highlighted details of the workings of the Authority including all the various departments and units that made up LASTMA.

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, Mr Marcauly Modupe-Ore, Director of Operations, Mr Peter Gbejemede, Mr Adebayo Taofiq (Director, Public Affairs Unit LASTMA), Mr Muazu Abdullahi (Deputy Director. Road Traffic Services FCT), Mrs Osho Deborah (Head of Operation DRTS), Mrs Caroline Okon (Assistant Director Revenue DRTS), Mrs Halima Mahmud (Principal Planning Officer DRTS) and Mr Abdulfatai Adewale (Admin. Officer I DRTS).

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