The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has assured Lagosians that traffic personnel will be fully on ground to professionally and adequately manage traffic before, during and after the festive period.
In a press statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA Mr Adebayo Taofiq, quoted Mr Bolaji Oreagba, General Manager of LASTMA has given the assurance during a strategic meeting held with the Comptrollers, Commanders and Zonal Heads at LASTMA Headquarters in Oshodi.
Oreagba noted that the ‘Eld-el-kabir celebrations is usually characterised by a high volume of human and vehicular movements, hence extra effort would be required to ensure a free flow of vehicle movements across the Lagos metropolis.
He said “All motorists are urged to maintain speed limits as they embark on their journeys into, within and outside Lagos. Entry and exit points into Lagos will be fully manned by our officers for adequate control and management of traffic. Major entry/exit roads in Lagos, like Lagos-Ibadan, Lagos-Abeokuta, Lagos-Badagry, Lekki-Epe Expressways and Lagos-Ikorodu-Sagamu Highway would be adequately covered by our personnel for smooth and seamless traffic flow. Major road intersections would not be left out in our strategic coverage to ensure free traffic flow.”
The General Manager added that LASTMA officers’ presence would be felt across all the major road intersections with regular and consistent patrols, especially notorious traffic flashpoints, imploring all road users to adhere strictly to the traffic laws, at all times, not only to avoid accidents but to also prevent avoidable arrest and prosecution.