SA Transport instructs LASTMA agents to prepare
By Moses Akaigwe
officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) have been summoned to devote themselves to achieving the goal of bringing back the glory days of the agency for the good of all.
The new special adviser to the governor of Lagos on transport, the Hon. Sola Giwa, gave the charge during a roundtable with heads of departments and directors of the implementing agency held at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.
The special adviser, who began his career as a senior special assistant on LASTMA in 2007, recalled that LASTMA had seen better days because that was not the way things were done at the main enforcement agency of the law at the time.
He added that a lot needs to come back and urged officers to prepare for good ideas that will reposition and revitalize traffic management authority.
Giwa said, “I salute what you are doing, but we need to do more as an agency. We must have a positive attitude and avoid all our previous negativity. If we change, many things will also change. Governor Sanwo-Olu as much as he loves us, wants us to make him proud. I need not remind you that transport and traffic management is not only the first pillar of the THEMES development program, but also the priority of the administration of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu.
The Special Advisor further stated that he is not unaware of the challenges that LASTMA Officers face in performing their duties and that is why he is ready to operate with them on the tripod of well-being, professionalism and discipline.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, Bolaji Oreagba, while assuring the Special Advisor of the unwavering support of LASTMA officers, also disclosed that the lack of inter-agency cooperation and collaboration has hampered the efficiency and operations of the Agency in the past.
The chief executive noted that the destruction of roadside furniture and traffic signs by vandals is another challenge facing the agency.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport, Mr. Kamar Olowosago, noted that while the norm may have fallen and the ball may have been dropped, it is still the responsibility of the LASTMA base to support the new special adviser. in his task. to reposition LASTMA.
…diverts traffic to Akin Adesola
Meanwhile, as a continuation of the rehabilitation of Adeyemo Alakija Street and its environs, the Lagos State Government will divert traffic for the third phase of the repairs which covers the Akin Adesola junction to the expressway junction Lekki Epe, from Monday August 15, 2022.
The transport commissioner, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, revealed that the second phase of the repair had been completed and that it was appropriate to start the third phase immediately.
He assured that alternative routes have been drawn to facilitate travel along the corridors concerned.
Oladeinde explained that traffic heading to Ozumba Mbadiwe from Akin Adesola will be diverted to Adeyemo Alakija entering Idowu Taylor Street to connect Adeola Hopewell / Akinbo Savage Street, for a U-turn on Adetokunbo Ademola Street, to access Ozumba Mbadiwe or Lekki Express.
He further stated that traffic entering Adeyemo Alakija from Ozumba Mbadiwe or Lekki Expressway will need to turn left into Adetokunbo Ademola Idowu Taylor to connect Akinbo Savage Street, Adeola Hopewell and Idowu Taylor to access their desired destinations.
The Transport Commissioner assured that despite the impact on traffic on alternative routes, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority will be deployed to minimize inconvenience and facilitate travel along the affected corridors.