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LASG REINFORCES LASTMA OPERATIONS

… Recruits 1000 Officers

In
a bid to strengthen the workforce of the Lagos State Traffic Management
Authority (LASTMA), the Lagos State government has recruited additional
officers to complement the efforts of the existing personnel in order
to ensure efficient service delivery on the roads.

Briefing the media at the State Secretariat Alausa, Ikeja, the Chairman of the State Civil Service Commission, Mrs. Oyemade Adeyinka Taiwo declared that the move was geared towards providing adequate monitoring and assessment of the State roads, particularly at strategic locations.

She
said with the series of enduring road infrastructure the State
government is providing in different localities, there is need to
improve the operations of LASTMA in order to have a seamless traffic
flow on our roads.

The
Chairman stated that the government is also working on boosting the
efficiency of the workforce by improving the working conditions of
LASTMA personnel, promising that the citizens would soon be engaging
more reliable and informed LASTMA officials on the roads. 

Mrs.
Oyemade stated further that the recent recruitment of more qualified
personnel into the Agency is part of an elaborate plan to manage the
growing menace of heavy traffic situations on major roads in the State.

According to her, “Having
pledged to the citizens that the State government would ensure a safe,
reliable, accessible and comfortable transportation in Lagos, Governor
Akinwunmi Ambode is complementing this drive by providing the necessary
manpower on the roads”.

She disclosed that the new recruits have undergone several intensive interview sessions to ascertain
their qualification and suitability for the job, adding that the
government is ready to make Lagos an efficient city that is liveable, by
developing the public transportation system.

“When
the road is manned by reliable and efficient traffic officers, road
users will not only abide by traffic regulations but also experience a
safe journey to their various destinations, Oyemade emphasised.

The
Chairman affirmed that the utmost desire of the State government is to
provide safe and secure roads for its citizens anywhere in Lagos, and
one of the most crucial aspects is providing more manpower to manage
traffic on all roads across Lagos State.

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