LASTMA DISMISSES 325 FOR MISCONDUCT AFTER COMPLAINTS TO PCC
12 May 2015
The Chairman Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Mr. Young Arebamen, a Retired Police Commissioner has disclosed that the agency had dismissed 325 officers for various acts of misconduct and that and operations of his agency were made traffic gridlock in the State a thing of the past.
Arebamen made this disclosure when the top management of Public Complaints Commission (P.C.C) led by the Federal Commissioner in charge of the Lagos State Office of the Commission Mr. Funso Olukoga paid a courtesy visit to LASTMA Headquarters’ in the State.
He added that ‘’the stress of road users has been drastically reduced which has invariably enhanced economic growth of the state in particular and the nation in general’’.
The retired commissioner further informed that their operatives are constantly trained to meet the challenges of traffic management in the 21st century.
He informed that an enforcement institute has been established in Magodo to further facilitate the training of its personnels in areas of enforcement and humanitarian aspects.
The LASTMA Chairman disclosed that in order to achieve best practices amongst its operative, over 300 officers of the agency were sacked last year and 23 personnels had been dismissed so far in this year 2014 for various offences which border on mist-conduct.
According to him, ‘’every genuine LASTMA officer must have his or her name displayed on their uniform and in most cases, they are equipped with cameras for proactive actions in the discharge of their duties particularly as it relates to tracking down offenders’’.
Arebamen conclusively solicited for Public Complaints Commission and other agencies co-operation with LASTMA in order to achieve its set objectives.
Responding, Barrister Funso Olukoga, the Federal Commissioner of the Public Complaints Commission in charge of Lagos State Office commended LASTMA for adding value, to the lives of residents and road users in Lagos State.
Olukoga also praised the cordial relationship that exists between LASTMA and the Nigeria Police Force in their day to day operations which he described as harmonious.
The Commissioner lauded the rescue and safety efforts of LASTMA in ensuring free flow traffic in the state and ultimately expressed the Commission desire to work with LASTMA in the interest of the people.