……warns security personnel to comply with traffic regulations across the State.
In response to series of complaints by motoring public on a regular traffic gridlocks every evenings from University of Lagos waterfront on 3rd Mainland Bridge inward Iyawo-Oworo, the Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority LASTMA yesterday night carried out an enforcement operations and contravened two private vehicles for flouting traffic Laws at Iyana-Oworo.
The Acting General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Bakare Oki who led the enforcement exercise that lasted between 6pm to 10pm disclosed that investigations conducted revealed that despite the standard Bus-stop provided by the Government at Iyana-Oworo, both private and commercial bus drivers still prefers to be dropping and picking passengers by the road side thereby causing serious traffic back log for motorists on daily basis.
He confirmed that the Agency had deployed Officers to managing and controlling traffic with empathy at different locations across the State.
The Acting General Manager stressed that under his watch activities of LASTMA Officers while discharging their statutory duties by ensuring unimpeded free flow of traffic would be closely monitored with the on-going re-organization within Surveillance and Monitoring Unit in order meet up with public expectations on Management of Traffic.
Mr. Oki said the Agency would not relent until zero tolerance on traffic gridlocks is achieved.
While imploring motorists to always obey traffic Laws as enshrined inside the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018, he however called on security personnel to part of the crusade by obeying traffic laws as anyone caught would be charged to the Lagos State Mobile Courts.
LASTMA WARNS MASS TRANSIT BUS DRIVERS/OWNERS AGAINST CONTRANENING TRAFFIC LAWS.
Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has warned mass transit bus drivers/Owners against contravening traffic laws.
The General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Olalekan Bakare-Oki disclosed this on Wednesday during a courtesy visit by Operators (Drivers/Owners) of Federal Mass Transit Buses to his Office at Oshodi, Lagos.
Mr. Bakare-Oki stated that the Agency would not compromise any form of illegality by bus or private cars drivers parking indiscriminately on roadside, Kerbs, Walkways, setbacks thereby obstructing the free movement of vehicles including other road users.
“I want to state categorically that you should ensure that your members are trained and re-trained so as not to run foul of traffic regulations”
“The newly introduced Traffic Management Solutions (TMS) cameras would bring sanity, transparency, orderliness, civility and voluntary compliance on traffic management and control on our roads across Lagos”
Earlier in his address the Chairman of Operators (Drivers/Owners of Federal Mass Transit buses Mr. Abed Achewa and his team acknowledged the importance of LASTMA Officers in improving travel time and ensuring free flow of traffic on Lagos roads.
While congratulating the new Ag. General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Achewa called for a more collaboration that would promotes safety of motoring public.
He however confirmed that the association have commenced proper enlightenment campaign on the need for their members to comply with the directive of the Government as enshrined into the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018.
SAFETY SIGNATURES LTD POSITIONS BRAND TO SUPPORT POLICE, NSCDC AND OTHERS TO FIGHT INSECURITY, GREGG ADMITS FRIENDLINESS REMAINS IRREPRESSIBLE.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Safety Signatures Limited, Dr Cynthia Gregg, one of the fastest rising licensed private security guard company in Nigeria, in a statement to the media said that the company’s brand is well positioned to be perceived as one, which supports our laborious security agencies from the Nigeria Police Force ( NPF) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC ) and all others just to mention a few.
She noted that the call on all citizens for a genuine support for our gallant officers and men in uniform, who sacrifice their all to fight heinous crimes even at the detriment of their own lives can not be overemphasized as this amongst others remain what we owe them.
Rather than also being on the complaining side, we as citizens can be better constructive in our criticisms as well as get involved and assist our government in providing intelligence, ideas and financial support to aid increased performance of our security agencies.
Dr . Cynthia Greggs further admitted that an act of friendliness is unarguably the way forward. She called on citizens to show kindness and friendliness to security agencies in this time and season where the cloud thickens with so much of darkness so that in the end we can create a new light out of it. On the balance, security agencies should also become closer to the citizens and take on more behavioural approach to solve looming or foreseen challenges before they becloud the people in their inhabitation.
NSCDC SEEKS RELIGIOUS LEADERS SUPPORT TO TACKLE INSECURITY
The State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Anambra State Command, Maku Olatunde has called on religious leaders to take the issue of security seriously, support NSCDC and other security agencies in their unrelenting efforts to protect lives and property of citizens.
Maku made the call on Wednesday 28th February 2024 while on a courtesy visit to the Catholic Bishop of Awka, His Lordship, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, at the Catholic Secretariat Awka.
This was disclosed in a statement released by the command’s spokesperson SC Okadigbo Edwin on Wednesday.
He urged religious leaders whose significant roles cannot be over emphasized to utilize their positions in advocating, educating and instilling morals on the congregation not to indulge in crimes or allow insecurity in the society to fester with their actions .
The State Commandant noted that NSCDC in collaboration with other security agencies are working in harmony to improve peaceful coexistence in the state and implored clerics to offer prayers, be security conscious and create an enabling environment for effective security of places of worship.
He beseeched on church leaders to assist security agencies by sharing credible and actionable intelligence that can nib crime in the bud within their domains or worship centers.
Responding, the Catholic Bishop of Awka, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor thanked the NSCDC State helmsman for the visit which he described as timely and appreciated.
He assured the NSCDC state boss of strengthened collaboration, saying, the Catholic Church is ready and willing to partner NSCDC in the formation of people’s conscience.
“We are partners in progress and our position in the Catholic Church is to make your work less cumbersome.
“We are going to help you to talk to the conscience of people through inculcating morals in them. If our country can get better citizens, governance will be very easy.
“If everybody knows that killing is evil, why would they engage in that , Insecurity does nobody good ” he said.
Bishop Ezeokafor prayed for the leadership of the Corps , the State Commandant and his team and wished them well noting that their success is dependent on God.
The State Commandant was accompanied on the visit by Deputy Commandant, Orji Ogbu, Deputy Commandant Ike George, Deputy Commandant Prominence Ukaobi and Assistant Commandant Fidelia Enunwe.
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