Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday informed officers of the Lagos State Visitors Administration Authority (LASTMA) to not spare anybody, together with his relations and cupboard members.
He additionally promised any site visitors official who falls sick in the midst of obligation must be handled freed from cost.
The governor gave the orders throughout a go to to the headquarters of the company at Oshodi.
Stressing the significance of site visitors enforcement, the governor stated: “I’m going to inform members of my cupboard if you’re caught violating site visitors guidelines, they have to pay fines for offence dedicated.
“There may be no person to name, no person goes to be above the legislation,” the governor stated.
In response to him, there could be no sacred cow within the enforcement of the legislation.
He declared if anybody broke site visitors legislation and was arrested, claiming to know the governor, “inform him to name the governor to pay the cash for the offence.”
He informed them to not hearken to anybody from his cupboard who would possibly need to use his place to get somebody arrested by the officers off the hook.
Sanwo-Olu promised the officers that he was going to supply all the mandatory supplies and gear for them to do their work successfully and effectively and that he was additionally going to take a look at points regarding their welfare, promising that their allowance was going to be doubled from the top of July.
He, nonetheless, informed them that to whom a lot is given a lot is anticipated and that since he was going to be utilizing the taxpayers cash to higher their lot, Lagosians additionally count on to see a brand new reformed, ready-to-go, higher outfitted LASTMA officers going ahead.
“Lagosians have informed me that they need corrupt-free LASTMA officers.
“Officers which might be humble, courteous, respectful, first rate, close to, officers that aren’t lazy or lackadaisical, so cease amassing bribes”.
He informed the officers that the company and its officers are essential for the realisation of one of many main pillars of his administration which is site visitors management and administration.
He said it was due to its significance to the financial system of the state that he made it the primary company to pay official go to to, promising that points regarding portholes and dangerous street could be taken care off to make the officers’ job simpler.
Normal Supervisor of LASTMA, Musa Olawale thanked the governor for making the company the primary level of name.
He said it was an illustration of the governor’s dedication to actualising his site visitors management and administration when he signed the primary Government Order.
He lamented what his officers undergo every day, stating it’s not straightforward.
In response to him: “They’ve change into the primary whipping boys, but they management the state financial system by controlling site visitors.”
He promised they have been able to work however that they’ve points, which he was certain the governor will deal with.
Among the many points highlighted by some officers who spoke border on workers welfare, rehabilitation of roads, unconducive places of work, satisfactory working instruments which incorporates autos, bikes and so on, good motivation and incentive packages, coaching for officers, synergy between ministry of well being, bodily planning and LASTMA, periodic medical check-up for officers, advocacy and public enlightenment, the okada nuisance and so on.
The governor promised to look into the problems and tackle them one after the opposite. (The Nation)