……Truck driver died instantly at accident scene.
The Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), on Thursday evening rescued a motor boy trapped under a fully loaded 40ft container while the driver died instantly during a fatal accident around Wharf Road, opposite Area B Police Command outward Apapa area of Lagos.
Lastma Egbetola Sulaiman ‘Zebra 36’ (Apapa) who led the rescue team confirmed that the fatal accident involved a fully loaded 40ft container and a stationed tipper truck with no registration number.
Lastma Egbetola confirmed further that prilimnary investigation revealed that the driver of the 40ft loaded container while on top speed lost control and rammed into another stationed tipper truck with tyre problem.
He disclosed that Lastma Officials and other emergency responders were able to rescued a trapped motor boy while the driver of the loaded 40ft container died instantly.
According to Zebra Ademola
“While the body of the dead driver was at the Area B Police Command, the rescued motor boy was immediately rushed to nearby General Hospital at Apapa for medical treatment.
Other emergency responders at the accident scene includes Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigerian Police, Nigerian Port Authority (NPA).
The General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba, however, warned truck drivers to always consider other road users and be very careful when driving during day time and night.
Security Operatives Uncover Illegal Oil Refining Warehouse In Abuja
The Federal Capital Territory Administration in collaboration with security operatives, has discovered an illegal oil refining warehouse in Mabushi, Abuja.
This revelation was made by the Director of the Department of Development Control, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Mukhtar Galadima, following a clamp-down exercise on Thursday, NigeriaUpdates reports.
Galadima revealed that an area designated for commercial purposes, spanning three to four plots of land, has been converted into a facility where oil and diesel are being adulterated and distributed to various parts of the city.
He criticized the development and emphasized that the administration will continue to take strict action against activities in the nation’s capital that lack government approval, particularly the revocation of titles.
“During the continuation of our city sanitation exercise in Mabushi opposite the Mobil filling station on Ahmadu Way, we discovered an illegal refining site where oil and diesel are being adulterated; we have done the needful by moving the items to Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps.
“From what we have seen so far, about three or four plots of land designated for commercial purposes have been converted to unapproved activities, and we believe the owners are fully aware there will be consequences.
“We are going to look at the provision of the law and make necessary recommendations to the FCT Administration,” Daily Post quoted Galadima.
LASTMA ARRAIGNS 12 OFFICERS BEFORE DISCIPLINARY PANEL FOR VARIOUS OFFENSES BOTHERING ON CORRUPT PRACTICES AND ABSENTEEISM
………11 Officers indicted as panel final reports recommended dismissal, reduction in rank, compulsory retirement for Officers
The Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Thursday, arraigned 12 Officers before Disciplinary Panel for various Offenses bothering on corrupt practices and absenteeism in line with the extant rules as guided by the Lagos State Civil Service Rules and Regulations.
The Acting General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Bakare Oki Olalekan disclosed that the disciplinary panel which was statutorily constituted with three (3) Permanent Secretaries in attendance adjudicated cases of corrupt practices levied against these 12 Officers and forwarded their recommendations to the State Civil Service Commission for ratification in line with the Public Service Rules.
Mr. Bakare Oki confirmed that the panel recommended various punishment ranging from dismissal, reduction in rank and Immediate termination of appointment from the State Public Service.
The Acting General Manager who was equally part of disciplinary panel confirmed that while 11 Officers were found guilty of corrupt practices levied against them, only one (1) Officer was exonerated with the report of the panel.
Mr. Bakare Oki who read ‘Riot Acts’ to all Comptrollers, Commanders and Zebras of the Agency maintained that stiff and severe punishment would continued to be meted on corrupt Officers and men in his efforts to weed the agency of few bad elements tarnishing its image.
“We hereby call on residents especially motoring public to support the Agency in the on-going restructuring by promptly reporting any errant Officers via any of the Agency’s complaints hotlines (08100565860, 08129928503, 08129928515 & 08129928597) with proof of evidence”
The General Manager hereby warned all Officers of the Agency to always carry out their duties without fear or favour in accordance with the stipulated laws guiding the authority as any operative caught in the process of bringing the Agency or the Government into disrepute shall equally face the consequence
While commending Lastma Officials for their dedication, dutifulness, diligence and professionalism, Bakare Oki however, warned the motoring public to stop inducing traffic personnel with bribes in order to avoid been prosecuted as the law frowned on both the ‘giver and the receiver’.
For complaints/inquiries please, reach out to Lastma via these social media handles (Instagram — ekolastma) (Twitter ‘X’ —- @followlastma), (Facebook — ekolastma) and (Youtube — LastmaTV).
CG NSCDC VISITS LAGOS STATE COMMAND, COMMISSIONS NEW GENDER OFFICE
…….HARPS ON BETTER WELFARE PACKAGE AND CONTINUOUS TRAINING AND RETRAINING OF PERSONNEL, PROMISES ERADICATION OF CAREER STAGNATION AMIDST OTHERS.
“The Corps is ready to build a befitting State Command Headquarters as soon as we get land from the ever supportive Government of Lagos State so that Lagos State Command will wear a befitting look like others commands across the federation,” Audi said.
The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC ), CG Ahmed Abubakar Audi, on Wednesday, 29th November, visited, Lagos State Command situated in Alausa, Ikeja.
The visit of the Commandant General, marks another major milestone, in the anals of history of the Corps, which was first established, in Lagos state as a voluntary organization in the year 1967, before its regularization as a full – fledged paramilitary service of Nigeria in 2003.
The NSCDC, Lagos State Command, gave the Commandant General a resounding, iconic, ceremonious and excellent welcome into the state of excellence and well known for greater international relevance across the globe.
The Commandant General addressed, the officers and men of the Command on very salient and expedient matters connected to their welfare, training and retraining, which will enhance productivity, professionalism, discipline and career development in the service amongst other things.
The Commandant General also seized, the opportunity of the event to extol the Honourable Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji – Ojo, for the excellent efforts he is currently putting in place to create impeccable and positive reforms in the Corps.
“The Corps is ready to build a befitting State Command Headquarters as soon as we get land from the ever supportive Government of Lagos State so that Lagos State Command will wear a befitting look like others commands across the federation,” Audi said .
The Commandant General further affirmed that he has made very serious efforts to end career stagnation in the Corps; that is a situation where officers wait for six to eight years, before they are promoted, to their next rank will now, be a thing of the past.
The Commandant General also commissioned, a newly equiped Sexual and Gender Based Violence ( SGBV ) Unit Office in the Command, powered, by Centre for Women’s Health and Information ( CEWHIN ), one of the Command’s strategic partners in the fight against all forms of SGBV cases.
The commissioning of the new SGBV office took place during the event, which also witnessed, a one – day training of forty safe school personnel drafted, from various divisions and locations, in a bid to aid identification of gender based issues and emplace response mechanisms in the schools across the state.
The aforementioned, training and new office facilities were provided, by Centre for Women’s Health and Information ( CEWHIN ) led by its Director, Mrs Atinuke Odukoya, Mrs Tumininu Oni, Head of Case Management Department, Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency and Mrs Ronke Oyelakin, State Coordinator, Child Protection Network Lagos.
The Zonal Commander, Zone A, Lagos, Assistant Commandant General Olasupo Solomon ( Host ACG ), in his remarks elucidated, the achievements of the Commandant General so far in very many divergent areas in line with the Corps’ statutory mandates, especially, the Gender mainstreaming policy of the service, which has now, made the Corps to also be at par with other security services, who practice best global strategies all around the world and are in line with the vision and mission of the Commandant General.
The Zonal Commander, Zone A, further expressed, his deep routed appreciations to the Commandant General and his team, for making another history in the sand of time in Lagos State as the visit also availed, the officers and men of the Command and Zone to closely, hear from their leader and vice versa.
The State Commandant, NSCDC, Lagos State Command, Commandant of Corps Usman Ishaq Alfadarai, while delivering his welcome address took time to enumerate his achievements as well as challenges faced, by the Command since he resumed office in the state. He identified the challenges such as; lack of enough man power, inadequate operational vehicles, lack of a befitting State Command Headquarters amidst a few others with the aspiration that the visit of the CG will give the expected succour that the command has been yearning for.
The Lagos State Commandant appreciated, the enormous support of the State Government, under the able administration of His Excellency, Mr Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo – Olu, for his immense support to the Corps, especially, in the provision of operational vehicles and other support services rendered to the Command in recent times. However, like an Oliver twist he said that more is still being needed from the Government to assist the Corps in carrying out its statutory mandate effectively and efficiently in the state.
Present during the visit of the Commandant General also to Lagos State Command, yesterday, included; Professor Tyoor Federick Themba, ACG Adeyinka Fasiu, Zonal Commander, Zone J, Commandant of Corps David Ojelabi, mni, Ogun State Commandant, Commandant of Corps Michael Adaralewa, Oyo State Commandant, Commandant of Corps Agboola Sunday, Osun State Commandant, Commandant of Corps Olayinka Olatundun, Ondo State Commandant, Eng., Lucky Onimowo, Lagos Man O’ War Commander, Honourable Remi, Durojaye, Mr Collins Balogun ( Cotton group ).
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