The Lagos State Government has announced the deployment of a special team comprising of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Lagos State Parks Monitoring Committee, Removal of Abandoned Vehicle Committee and Ministry of Transportation Taskforce to the identified traffic choke points within the metropolis in order to ease traffic in the areas.

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In a meeting with the Zonal Commanders of LASTMA at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Hon. Oluwatoyin Fayinka revealed that the team will work together to bring sanity to the  commercial activities areas that are prone to traffic gridlock.

Disclosing the affected areas, Fayinka highlighted Oshodi (Charity, Arena, Brown), Cele, Ojota, Ketu/Sunami, Mile 12/Owode, Iyana Ipaja/Abeokuta, Onipanu inward Anthony, Elediye inward Palm Grove, Jakande Gate, Ikotun junction, Igando, Ikeja Under bridge, Ikorodu roundabout and Idumota as the identified traffic choke points, assuring that the sole aim of the deployed team is focused on reduction of traffic towards improved travel time.

Earlier in his address, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Mr. Kamar Olowoshago while tasking the LASTMA Personnel on professionalism also advised the Officers to take advantage of the new insurance policy package approved for them by the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The Permanent Secretary stated, “I want you to reduce your over zealousness just as you increase your professionalism. You are the face and image of the State Government and thus should desist from any behavior capable of bringing the image of Government to disrepute. Let your interaction with members of the public be corrective inclined than punitive”.

In his response, the General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba reaffirmed the commitments of the Agency to deliver on its core objective and statutory responsibility

“We want to thank Mr. Governor for your unrelenting support in spite of the many challenges facing the Agency. We know to whom much is given much is expected. We will not relent but continue to live up to a very high standard of discipline and service delivery”