The Lagos State Government has deployed more body cameras to the personnel of the Lagos Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) as part of efforts to enhance transparency in traffic management and enforcement across the Lagos metropolis.
Speaking at the presentation of the gadgets at LASTMA Headquarters in Oshodi, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Mr. Sola Giwa, said the deployment is to ensure increased credibility and confidence in the delivery of effective traffic management and enforcement duties.
He explained that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has invested a lot in the acquisition of technological innovations to address the transport challenges of the State, noting that the body camera is an initiative for accurate traffic management among many other benefits.
Expressing optimism that the bodycam would authenticate traffic law violation reports, Giwa assured that the gadget bodycam will provide pictorial evidence to help investigate complaints lodged by aggrieved motorists.
The Special Adviser applauded the officers for their renewed commitment to ensuring that the State continues to witness tremendous improved traffic management.
Speaking about the operation of the camera, the LASTMA General Manager, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba stated that the Agency’s officers have been trained and are capable of handling the gadget, adding that the cameras would have a significant effect on deviant behaviour on the roads.
He further explained that the bodycam initiative is a win-win situation for both law enforcement officers and motorists as the regular arguments on traffic laws violation will be put to rest through detailed recordings.
Recall that the body cameras were launched in Y2021 by the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.