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LASTMA deploys 1,000 personnel for President Buhari’s campaign

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority says it has deployed 1,000 personnel to monitor traffic during the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday in Lagos.

Yuletide: LASTMA collaborates with FRSC, Police, others to ease gridlocks

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority says it is collaborating with other law enforcement agencies to ease gridlocks across the state during Yuletide.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (3rd left), addressing journalists shortly after a meeting with Heads of Security Agencies and Officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) at the LASTMA Yard, Oshodi, on Sunday, December 9, 2018. With him (L-R): CEO, LASTMA, Mr. Chris Olakpe; Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edgal Imohimi; Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Ladi Lawanson; Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem; Chairman, Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corp (LNSC), Mr. Israel Ajao and Lagos State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Mr. Hyginus Omeje.

Akinwumi Ambode reads riot act to traffic offenders, orders strict enforcement

Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode orders Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and all relevant security agencies to henceforth strictly enforce the provisions of the state traffic laws to bring about sanity on the roads
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (3rd left), addressing journalists shortly after a meeting with Heads of Security Agencies and Officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) at the LASTMA Yard, Oshodi, on Sunday, December 9, 2018. With him (L-R): CEO, LASTMA, Mr. Chris Olakpe; Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edgal Imohimi; Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Ladi Lawanson; Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem; Chairman, Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corp (LNSC), Mr. Israel Ajao and Lagos State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Mr. Hyginus Omeje.

Akinwunmi Ambode: 18 LASTMA officers killed, 24 permanently incapacitated

Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode discloses that 18 officers of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) have been killed and 24 others permanently incapacitated in the course of carrying out their official duties this year
This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Lagos mulls fresh strategy to end Apapa gridlock

With the failed intervention of the federal government to end perennial traffic congestion in Apapa and its environs, the Lagos State Government has disclosed that it has started working on a new approach to restore order on all road networks connecting Apapa Central Business District.

Yuletide: Lagos government moves to address gridlock

The Lagos State Government on Thursday said it had fashioned out workable solutions to ensure the free flow of traffic across the state, especially as the Yuletide season approaches.

Third Mainland Bridge: FRSC, LASTMA assure free flow of traffic

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos State Command, on Thursday, assured residents of the state of free flow of traffic, in spite the temporary closure of the third mainland bridge.

LASTMA: 880 Lagosians arrested daily for traffic offences

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) arrests no fewer than 880 motorists daily over breach of traffic rules, Chris Olakpe, LASTMA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has said.

LASTMA refers 10 motorists for psychiatric test

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has referred 10 traffic offenders to a psychiatric hospital for mental assessment in the last two years.

LASTMA to restore Driver’s Institute

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Friday said it had decided to restore Drivers’ Institute to improve driving on roads in the state.

LASTMA: Lagos gridlocks over soon

Mr Chris Olakpe, the Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, says the current gridlocks along some corridors within the state will soon be over.

Bridge construction: LASTMA personnel to work 5am to 10pm daily

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has deployed 100 personnel to work from 5a.m. to 10p.m. daily to ease traffic at various corridors where bridges are being constructed.

Apapa traffic: Ex-minister wants old buildings pulled down

Former minister of Interior and Chairman of Integrated Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited, Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho, has said that the solution to the perennial traffic gridlock in Apapa is for the Federal Government to acquire old buildings around the port town and demolish them towards redesigning of the Lagos ports.

LASTMA recruits 1,400 new officials

In a bid to curb traffic gridlocks on Lagos roads, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, on Sunday said it has engaged over 1,400 new graduate traffic managers.

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