LASG Acquires New Vehicles, Motorbikes to Combat Traffic Gridlocks
By Maureen Ogolor
The Lagos State Government today handed over 10 brand new vehicles and 26 motorbikes to the Traffic Enforcement Team assigned to unlock traffic gridlocks across the State.
During the handover ceremony at the Ministry of Transportation, Alausa Ikeja, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde stated that the items were purchased to enable the combined Traffic Enforcement Team carry out their enforcement operations, promising that more equipment and resources would be deployed by the State Government to enhance efficiency in traffic control around the metropolis.
Oladeinde stated that the combined team approach, comprising of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Lagos State Neighborhood Corps (LNSC), Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Nigerian Police Force and OPMESA, was adopted to tackle the hydra-headed challenge of the gridlocks and subsequently provide a holistic solution to the traffic situation in the transport sector.
The Commissioner posited that the traffic management would not stop at enforcement but extend to other areas such as reconfiguration and rehabilitation of road infrastructure, including the on-going junction improvement at critical areas to increase capacity for vehicular movements.
The Special Adviser appealed to officers to desist from excuses in the course of discharging their duties as monitoring teams have been set by the State Government to monitor their operational activities, warning that the vehicles and the motorbikes should be used strictly for enforcement.
The General Manager LASTMA, Olayinde Oduyoye charged officials of the Traffic Enforcement Teams to uphold the confidence reposed in them by handling the vehicles responsibly, hinting that proper use would attract more equipment for their operations.