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Lagos govt disciplines indicted LASTMA officers

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Mr Bolaji Oreagba, General Manager of LASTMA

The management of Lagos State Traffic Management Authourity (LASTMA) has confirmed that some officers of the agency who were found culpable of gross misconduct while performing their official duties have faced disciplinary action in line with the extant rules as guided by the Lagos State Civil Service Rules and Regulations.

LASTMA Management in a statement issued on Monday by Filade Olumide,  LASTMA Assistant Director, Public Affairs, the Personnel Management Board (Disciplinary) which was held to look into all the reported misconduct of the officers, considered the allegation of bribery, corruption and serious act unbecoming of a Public Officer levelled against them and found some officers culpable of serious misconduct as stated in the public service rule.

The agency added that LASTMA can only get better, if and when members of the public share their experiences which also include positive ones and provide evidences where applicable of perceived misdemeanours.

In the same vein, the agency management implored road users in Lagos to always comply with the State Traffic Law in order not to run afoul of the law, which will attract penalties as stated in the law. This is necessary in order for all of us to promote a greater Lagos for the benefit of all and for the realization of Mr. Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu’s objectives in the first letter of the ‘THEMES’ agenda (Traffic Management and Transportation).

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It was disclosed that six officers have faced disciplinary action from September to December 2021, two of the officers had their appointment terminated, while four suffered reduction in rank along with reprimand for tyheir various misdemeanours.

We wish to add by informing well-meaning and concerned Lagosians and the motoring public that we have various windows through which complaints can be channeled for prompt action. Such complaints shall be investigated dispassionately with despatch; 08129928490, 08129928515.

Comptrollers; 08129928448, 08129928749, 08129928512, 08129928542, 08023270248.

The management thereafter enjoined the general Lagos road users to abide by the State Transportation Sector Reform Law 2018 as amended by the Lagos State House of Assembly. “Anyone caught on the wrong side of the law will be made to face the full wrath of the law”, members of the public are also advised to desist from attacking officers of the agency because of their grievances, it concluded.

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