Ambode sacks LASTMA GM
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has relieved the General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, Engr, Babatunde Edu of his duties with immediate effect.
He has been replaced by Bashir Braimoh.
His sack is coming on the heels of the Governor’s directive that LASTMA should release all seized vehicles in their various yards in the state back to their owners.
Such vehicles would however be released after proper documentation have been done by their owners.
The Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Transportation, Oluseyi Whenu urged residents to reciprocate government's gesture by obeying all traffic laws and regulations.
He said that the directive from the Governor was in a bid to ensure free flow of traffic by officials of the State Traffic Management Authority by employing the system of booking traffic offenders, rather than impounding their vehicles which is fraught with a lot of inconveniences.
Appreciating the invaluable contribution of LASTMA officials to the current traffic situation in the State,he said that government prefer that emphasis should be placed on free flow of traffic and less on arrests of offenders.
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