LASTMA Receives Post – Graduate Students of LASU.
Written By Dedeigbo Ayodeji
Posted By Town Crier News Nigeria
Published By Fitness Network Communications
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) today hosted Post Graduates Students of School of Transportation, Lagos State University (LASU) at its Headquarters, Oshodi, Lagos.
The General Manager of the LASTMA, GM.Bolaji Oreagba who received these students disclosed that LASTMA was a child of necessity as of the time it was established on the 15th of July, 2000 by the then Governor Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He disclosed further that the Agency was established mainly to transform the State transportation system in order to ensure free flow of traffic and also reduce accidents.
Oreagba stated that operations of LASTMA are governed with three ‘E’s ‘Traffic Engineering’, ‘Traffic Enlightenment and Education’ and ‘Traffic Enforcement’
He confirmed that the deployment of Traffic Management Solution (TMS) handheld devices and body-worn cameras to capture real-time picture evidence of traffic violators has improved traffic management and control across Lagos.
The General Manager enjoined the students to be a good ambassador of their respective family and shun all social vices that could derail them from concentrating on their education.
“Let me commend Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his huge investment in constant training and retraining of LASTMA personnel which has brought better performances and delivery”.
He confirmed that the rail project along Badagry axis which will serve as an alternative to road transportation would commence operations very soon.
In response, Master Jide Adeleye who spoke on behalf of the students commended operatives of LASTMA for their prompt and effective management of traffic across the State.
He called on the government to provide more security for LASTMA officers as against incessant attacks by motorists particularly commercial bus by drivers