LASTMA, Police strengthen partnership on traffic management

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Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and the Lagos State Police Command have agreed to strengthen partnership on traffic management in Lagos State.

The General Manager, LASTMA, Mr Bolaji Oreagba and the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, agreed to work together during a courtesy visit on Friday by the police boss to LASTMA headquarters in Oshodi.

A statement said Oreagba noted that road users, particularly motoring public, would be most beneficial of the partnership in the area of efficient and effective management of traffic and checking excesses of reckless drivers.

It added, “The General Manager confirmed that operational guidelines of LASTMA comprises seven Comptrollers who covers three Senatorial Districts of the state, in addition to 21 Commanders and 45 Zebras.

“He highlighted areas where partnership with Lagos State Police Command are most required to include Iyana Oworonsoki, Iyana-Ipaja, Ojuelegba bridge, Ikorodu Round-About, Ikorodu Road, Lekki-Ajah, Obalende, Marine/Eko bridge, Costain, Igando, Apapa-Oshodi expressway, Egbeda and Ketu  among others.”

Earlier, the Assistant Comptroller of LASTMA, Jubril Oshodi, said the sstablishment of Lagos State School Safety Advocacy Programme (LASTSAP) by was aimed at developing a better understanding of roads traffic safety and reducing the impact of trauma on thr road.

During his address, Owohunwa commended the Lagos State Government for the establishment of LASTMA.

“The presence of LASTMA officers at different choke points managing and controlling traffic on roads has made security job easier for policemen at various divisions in Lagos,” he said.

While encouraging LASTMA officials not to be discouraged in spite of provocations, the CP gave an assurance of a structure that would be a bridge for both agencies of government.

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