LASTMA ENFORCES WITH NEW HOLISTIC APPROACH
.................arrests 4 for BRT violation
In order to further ensure the safety of lives and free flow of traffic on Lagos roads, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Friday began the enforcement of the road traffic law across the state using an holistic method of booking offenders on spot and allowing the driver continue with his journey without taking custody of the vehicle.
The exercise which kicked off at Ojota area of Lagos State, witnessed the arrest of 4vehicles violating the BRT Law. The Vehicles included 2 commercial buses with plate registration numbers AGL 109 XA, JJJ 7775 XJ, also booked was a black Honda FST 914AX belonging to Nike Elegbede and a blue Toyota Camry car with registration number EJ 54 KIJ droven by one Adamu Danladi. All vehicles were booked accordingly, while the two private owners were able to provide valid vehicle documents on spot the two commercial bus drivers could not provide any valid driving documents but were all allowed to go with the their vehicles in line with the new policy of the Lagos State government .
NEW FACE OF LASTMA: UNIONS PLEDGE SUPPORT
Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Wednesday unveiled the new face of LASTMA that is committed to highly mobile, efficient and effective traffic management in line with the best global practices. The General Manager of the agency, Mr. Bashir Braimah who met with the representatives of transportation unions on Wednesday at LASTMA HQ at Oshodi re- affirmed the commitment of the State government to safety of lives, free flow of traffic and harmonious working relationship between the agency and its publics.
LASTMA SEEK SUPPORT OF UNIONS IN TRAFFIC CONTROL
As part of efforts to ensure Lagosians have smooth ride travelling within the state metropolis, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA has unveiled its plan to meet and engage all stakeholders in the management and control of traffic in order to ameliorate daily hardship experience on the road and also deploy more officers to traffic prone areas in the state with the determination of increasing general road safety.
General Manager LASTMA, Bashir Braimah who led the top officials of the agency on traffic management assessment lamented the nonchalant attitude of truck and commercial drivers plying Apapa Oshodi expressway who are indifferent to the plight of other road users with little or no regard for the road traffic law. At The MRS Truck Staging Area along Oshodi Apapa expressway, Tanker Trucks were indiscriminately parked on the dual carriage with the excuse of awaiting the collection of fuel loading teller leading to the total blockage of other road users’ access to the road.
BRAIMAH RESUMES AS THE NEWLASTMA BOSS
The Lagos state government has appointed a new General Manager for the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA). The newly appointed General Manager, Mr. Bashir Braimah who assumed duty at the Agency Oshodi headquarter on Friday tour the Agency `s facilities reiterated the vision of the current administration on the Agency. Braimoh who replaces Engr. Babatunde Edu was Director Home affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs and Culture before his appointment is a seasoned administrator, who joined the Lagos State Civil Service in 1983 had served the State in various capacities.
LAWAL RASHEED'S DEATH,THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER
The attention of the management of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has been drawn to a publication in the Punch newspaper of Monday, July 13 2015 captioned LASTMA OFFICIAL, WHO SLUMMED ON TRAFFIC DUTY, DIES by Olaleye Aluko. Though, the Agency received the news of Kazeem`s death with a rude shock at a time when everything is being done to enhance staff comfort while on duty. The death over the weekend at Surulere was one of the saddest moments in the history of the Agency because the officer was hale and hearty on the day and never displayed any sign of illness to the knowledge of the Agency before the unfortunate incident.