LASTMA seeks collaboration with Viju Industries to tackle traffic congestion



By Sodiq Adelakun

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has called for collaboration with Viju Industries Nigeria Limited to address the issue of traffic congestion in the state.

This came as representatives of Viju Industries paid a courtesy visit to the top management of LASTMA at Oshodi, Lagos.

During the meeting, the General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Olalekan Bakare Oki, emphasised the agency’s mandate to ensure smooth traffic flow and minimise road incidents.

He highlighted the challenges of traffic congestion in Lagos, which is worsened by the daily influx of people into the city.

Mr. Bakare Oki urged Viju Industries to address the issue of illegal parking of their trucks on Oba Akran Avenue, which disrupts traffic flow and inconveniences motorists.

He emphasised that LASTMA operates within the framework of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018, focusing on efficient traffic management to propel socio-economic development in Lagos.

Moreover, he stressed the importance of training drivers to adapt to evolving traffic management technologies, such as the new Traffic Management Solutions (TMS) devices provided by the government to LASTMA operatives.

In response, Mr. Jonathan Ogbone, the Manager of Human Resource at Viju Industries Nigeria Limited, expressed the company’s commitment to fostering a positive relationship with LASTMA.

He acknowledged LASTMA’s enforcement efforts to impound illegally parked trucks, clarifying that not all trucks around their company premises belonged to Viju Industries.

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