The Lagos Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has sought collaboration with the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on traffic management and control.
The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Bolaji Oreagba, disclosed this in a statement after receiving officials of the FCTA at LASTMA Headquarters in Lagos.
Oreagba explained that due to the high influx of people moving daily into the metropolitan Lagos, traffic congestion had become a menace that required urgent attention.
He said quick attention was necessary following the establishment of LASTMA on July 15, 2000 during the administration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The General Manager, who was represented by the Director of Rescue Department, Mr Adeolu Joan, added that the 22 years old agency, in achieving its mandate, had over 4,000 personnel managing the traffic across the metropolis for the desired free flow of vehicular movement.
He maintained that all working ethics of the authority including operations were being guarded and regulated by the Lagos State Traffic Sector Reform Law of 2018 as amended.
“Let me inform you that LASTMA was not established for revenue generation as being insinuated by some sections of the public.
“The authority is purely saddled with the Control, Management and Regulation of Traffic related matters within Lagos metropolis.”
“We will continue to strive to achieve a Greater Lagos vision where effective and efficient traffic management will drive, improve and increase socio-economic development of Lagos,” Oreagba said.
He highlighted details of the workings of the authority, including all the various departments and units that made up LASTMA.
Earlier, the Head of the delegation and Secretary of the Economic Planning, Revenue Generation and Public, Private Partnership, (PPP) Mr Agboola Dabiri, who was represented by Baba Adukke.
Dabiri said his team was on a two-day working visit to understudy LASTMA’s new and modern innovations of Road Traffic Management Control in order to improve on their services in FCT.
He commended LASTMA for its steadfastness in traffic management and control across the state.
The visiting team were scheduled to visit other LASTMA operational centres in Lagos State.