The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, hosted top management Officials of the Oyo State Road Traffic Management Authority where they discussed effective and efficient traffic management.
The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, while welcoming them to his office at Oshodi, informed the visitors that the primary purpose for the establishment of the Agency in year 2000 by the then administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was to transform the State’s transportation system and to ensure free flow of traffic and reduction in road incidents across the State.
Oreagba disclosed that to properly manage and control traffic in Lagos, the Agency operates an efficient operational guideline with a viable structure that is enhanced by Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law (2018).
The General Manager added that the 22 year-old Agency, in achieving its mandate, has close to 5000 personnel managing traffic across the metroplis for the desired goal of free flow of vehicular movement.
He stressed further that the deployment of modern technology is to aid efficient service delivery of LASTMA, such as the use of Traffic Management Solutions (TMS) Device now helps to capture real-time traffic offences, reduces direct physical contact with offenders and also prevents back and forth argument between offenders and traffic officials”
Earlier during his address, the Chief Executive Officers of Oyo State Road Traffic Management Authority; Major Adekoya Adesagba (Rtd) disclosed that their visit to LASTMA Headquarters is to understudy modes of operation, how offenders were captured and how data being generated in order to replicate same in Oyo State given the achievement and success LASTMA has recorded in Lagos.
The General Manager of OYSRTMA, Mr. Adeoye Ayoade Kola profusely thanked the management of LASTMA for the warm reception and robust enlightenment given to them during the discussions.
As part of the courtesy visit, Officials of OYSRTMA visited Lagos State Traffic Radio and Lagos State Command & Control Centre located at Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja
Top management Officials of Oyo State Road Traffic Management Authority at the meeting include Akinade Sunday (Provost Head), Obisesan Abiodun (PRO), Olalere Olaniyi (Zonal Commander), Adisa Oluwakayode (D.S.C Rescue), Sbdullahi Rofiat (D.S.C Special Duty) and Adesokan Saheed (S.C).