LASTMA OFFICIAL GETS $500 YEARLY REWARD FOR HARDWORK
A 45 year old Shitta Sakiru and staff of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority was on Saturday rewarded with a sum of $ 500 American dollar by The Life Changers Group (TLCG), an international Nongovernmental organization (NGO) for diligent duty performance and respect for motorists in the cause of duty at Cele on Apapa Oshodi Express way. The yearly cash award is to support his child`s education till secondary level subject to performance.
LASTMA MOVES TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH VMS BOARD
Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has taken traffic control and incident management to another level with the acquisition of two (2) Variable Message Sign (VMS) to enhance road safety better performance. VMS is a high end technological electronic led illuminated boards used basically to advice motorists of traffic congestions, road diversion, accidents, potential incidents, or warn of speed limits on a specific highway or road segment.
LAGOS BEGINS REGISTRATION OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES, OWNERS AND OPERATORS FOR SAFETY, SECURITY AND BETTER SERVICE DELIVERY
In continuation of the second phase of implementing the Road Traffic Law 2012 aimed at improving the availability, safety, security and the quality of service delivery of public transportation, the Ministry of Transportation will commence the registration of all commercial passenger vehicle owners, drivers and conductors as from the 1st of November, 2013.
Eid-el-Kabir: LASTMA deploys more traffic personnel to strategic Points
... Assures Free traffic flow
Following increase in the traffic gridlock in the state metropolis, the Lagos state government yesterday said it had deployed more traffic personnel to some strategic points to ease transportation during the Ei-El-Kabir celebration.
LASG BARS MOLUE FROM LAGOS ISLAND
The Lagos State Government in its determination to ensure adequate monitoring of the operations of commercial vehicles and compliance with traffic rules and regulations , it has barred 911 buses popularly called “Molue`` from crossing any of the link bridges (Third Mainland, Eko and Carter) to the Lagos Island and importantly operating within the Lagos Central Business District.
The General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Engr. Babatunde Edu made this known at the Agency Oshodi Headquarters during a Stakeholders’ with the Branch chairmen of the Lagos Urban Bus Owners Association of Nigeria ( LUBON) the operators of molue busses in the State on Wednesday. He added that although the new directive had become effective since 19th of August, 2012, but Lagos State being a responsive and responsible government which believes in enlightenment before enforcement and therefore decided to shift the enforcement to 4th of this month.
Edu said that the officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) have been mandated to ensure strict directive and impound any such vehicles after September 4, 2013 that is found to have flouted the directive. The General Manager further said that they can perform their operations in any other parts of the state aside the restricted areas. Edu further reiterated that the Lagos State Government had not banned the operations of Molue in the State, but rather it has restricted their operations to areas like Orile, Iyana ipaja, Mile 2, Mile 12 amongst others and urged operators to voluntarily comply with the new directive.
While taking the operators through the prohibited routes which includes Iddo, Ebute Ero,Apongbon,Obalende, Idumotae, CMS e.t.c , the General Manager appealed for coorporation and support of all the stakeholders. In response, the leader of the team Engr. Taofeek Adesina commended the government for its effort to restore sanity and order in the State and therefore pledged the readiness of his union to support the new cause.