The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has assured Lagos motorists of adequate traffic control during the festive season. Giving the assurance, the General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Bolaji Oreagba, reiterated that traffic personnel are fully on the ground to professionally manage traffic before, during and after the yuletide.
In a statement signed by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs of LASTMA, Olumide Filade, Oreagba gave this assertion while strategising with the Comptrollers and Zonal Heads at the LASTMA headquarters on Monday.
Oreagba 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 are not left out in our strategy for coverage by our officers to ensure a traffic-free Yuletide and ‘ember months end season for all Lagosians and visitors.”
The LASTMA boss further stressed that as a responsive way of strategising to ensure free traffic flow, the agency has put in place various arrangements to make the Yuletide an enjoyable one by ensuring less travel time through efficient and effective traffic management.
He noted that LASTMA officers’ presence would be felt at all the major roads intersections along with regular and consistent patrols, especially along notorious traffic flashpoints.
Moreso, all road users must adhere strictly to the traffic law, at all times, not only to avoid accidents but to also prevent avoidable arrest and prosecution.
He said, “Everybody prays to experience the joyous season, be alive to witness the season and even beyond the season. We must therefore be moderate in the celebration of the season.
“Do not drink and drive and don’t constitute yourself and other road users to danger on the road, as the law will not be spared in dealing with errant road users who want to infringe on other people’s right to use the roads safely.”
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