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LASTMA Sacked 5 Erring Officers Over Corruption



LASTMA Sacked 5 Erring Officers Over Corruption

The agency would only get better if and when members of the public share their experiences,

Ikeja, Lagos State -The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has sacked five erring officials, at the weekend, the agency handed termination letters to five officials found guilty of misconduct, while two others received letters of reprimand.

The decision was based on the recommendations put forth by the Personnel Management Board, which operates under the Lagos State Civil Service Commission.

In a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, said that every recommendation made by the Board on the seven indicted officials during its meeting on Tuesday, August 19, 2023, was ratified by the Commission.

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“While five LASTMA officials indicted for corruption received a letter of termination of appointment, the remaining two received letters of ‘reprimand’ for absence from duty posts without leave.”

The Acting General Manager of LASTMA, Bakara Oki Olalekan, said that the disciplinary action was in line with the extant rules as guided by the Lagos State Civil Service Rules and Regulations.

Oki explained that the agency would only get better if and when members of the public share their experiences, both positive and negative ones, and provide evidence where applicable of perceived misdemeanours.

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He, however, implored road users in the state to always obey traffic laws to avoid facing the penalties that are stipulated in the legislation while assuring the public that these complaints would be looked into quickly and impartially.

Meanwhile, 14 others indicted LASTMA officials are undergoing administrative review, Taofiq stated.

According to him, “This is necessary for all of us to promote a Greater Lagos for the benefit of all and the realisation of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s objectives in the First Pillar of the THEMES Plus Development Agenda (Traffic Management and Transportation).”

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“We wish to add by informing well-meaning and concerned Lagos residents and the motoring public that we have various windows through which complaints can be channelled for prompt action – 08100565860, 08129928515, 08129928503, (08129928597 WhatsApp only) and Provost on 08129928490

“He assured the public that such complaints shall be investigated dispassionately with dispatch.

“While enjoining every motoring public to abide by the Lagos State Transportation Sector Reform Law 2018, Mr Bakare Oki disclosed that cases against the remaining 14 indicted LASTMA officials are undergoing additional administrative review.”

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