Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has approved the increase in allowances of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officers by 100 per cent. He said the increase would be to encourage and motivate them towards attaining the goals of better traffic management and transportation in the state.
The Governor promises.
Sanwo-Olu made this announcement yesterday during an interactive session with the staff of the agency when he paid an official visit to the operation’s headquarters in Oshodi, Lagos.
The Governor warns.
Some LASTMA officials addressed the governor during the session, calling his attention to things they lack, such as equipment, medical treatment and insurance for them to deliver more efficiently.
In response, Governor Sanwo-Olu haapily announced "free treatment' scheme for every LASTMA official in Lagos. He also assured the officials of a more conducive working environment for their staffs, as he would repair their damaged vehicles and provide more amenities for the workers.
The governor further stated that he would have a meeting with the Commissioner of Police and other security operatives to look at the existing laws on operation of commercial motorcycles (Okada) on highways, tricycles and indiscriminate parking of imported vehicles by the roadside and find a way to better the lives of lagosians.
“There are rules that guide operation of commercial motorcycles. The Lagos State law has stated okada should not operate on some roads. We will have a meeting with security operatives on what we should do.’’
‘’We are not going to condone people obstructing our roads. I am now taking it as warning to all those parking their vehicles on the road such as importers of tokunbo vehicles to comply by removing them from the road because we will come one day and take all the vehicles off the road. People should provide space for their businesses,” the governor admonished.