Lagos moves against traf­fic vi­o­la­tors, rob­bers

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Femi Aki­nola, Lagos

Of­fi­cials of the Lagos State Traf­fic Man­age­ment Agency (LASTMA) and other se­cu­rity agen­cies have started an ag­gres­sive en­force­ment of the traf­fic law in the state, while also tar­get­ing hood­lums who use the op­por­tu­nity pro­vided by traf­fic snarls to rob mo­torists.

The Com­man­der of the Gover­nor’s Mon­i­tor­ing Team, DSP Ade­bowale Ganiyu, said yes­ter­day that his unit had been equipped with the nec­es­sary lo­gis­tics and power to re­store san­ity to the state while work­ing with other se­cu­rity agen­cies.

Ganiyu said the en­force­ment ex­er­cise had led to the ar­rest of sev­eral com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles ply­ing the Bus Rapid Tran­sit (BRT) lanes, adding that the GMT would en­sure that crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties were re­duced dras­ti­cally in the state.

He noted that Gover­nor Ak­in­wunmi Am­bode had man­dated the team to deal with traf­fic of­fend­ers and mis­cre­ants who had been caus­ing havoc on Lagos roads.

“The gover­nor’s direc­tive is aimed at restor­ing san­ity on the roads as well as boost­ing the con­fi­dence of res­i­dents in line with the gov­ern­ment’s com­mit­ment to en­sure safety of lives and prop­erty”, he said.

“We want to im­plore Lagosians to utilise our feed­back and alert plat­forms. Aside the 112 and 767 toll-free emer­gency lines, the Gover­nor’s Mon­i­tor­ing Team can be reached on tweeter @ LagosGMT. This han­dle was cre­ated to alert gov­ern­ment on any is­sue both­er­ing on se­cu­rity and I can as­sure you that a quick re­sponse will be given,” Ganiyu said.

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