Nigeria: Lagos Gets Special Team To Tackles Traffic Problems
Lagos, October 26, 2018 (AltAfrica)-The Lagos State Government in the South West of Nigeria on Thursday announce the composition of a special team to ensure efficient traffic management and compliance in the state.
The team it is expected to address the observable flagrant disobedience of traffic rules by motorists.
Chief Executive Officer of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, AIG Chris Olakpe (Rtd) who disclosed this after a tour of some notable traffic-prone areas in the state with the General Manager, Mr. Olawale Musa and other top officials of the agency said the development was part of a series of actions and concerted efforts to tackle the traffic gridlock across the state.
In a press statement by LASTMA’s Public Affairs Officer, Mamud Hassan, the Special Team consists of the Police, LASTMA, Federal Road Safety Commission, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and men from different military formations.
The team, the LASMA boss said would maintain physical presence and ensure strict traffic compliance at the identified trouble spots.
He expressed optimism that the officers would bring their experience and professionalism to bear and compliment the efforts of existing staff on ground, adding that their primary responsibility is to ensure efficiency in traffic control and enforcement of traffic laws all over the state.
Olakpe warned that any traffic defaulters would be prosecuted.