As part of efforts geared towards improving Traffic Management across the State, the General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Mr Bolaji Oreagba has called for the establishment of more ‘Traffic Safety Advocacy Clubs’ in both Public and Private schools.
Mr. Oreagba made this call today during an interactive session with Students of ‘Dee-Gee Secondary School’, Ebute Metta, Lagos who came on a courtesy visit to commemorate with him on his 365 days in office.
The General Manager, remarked that he was the Director of Operations before he was appointed as the General Manager of Lastma by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on 14th of September, 2021.
The General Manager disclosed that the establishment of more of these Clubs in our School would go a long way in inculcating Traffic Safety measures into our students at a tender age.
“These young Students are definitely the future of this Country, so if you catch them young by impacting traffic knowledge in them automatically there would be massive reduction in accidents on our roads in the nearest future”
He disclosed that the ‘School Advocacy Programme (SAP) where Lastma Officers educate and enlighten Students of different Schools is continuous across the 5 divisions of the State.
He enjoined parents/guardians to always be a good example to these children by obeying all traffic regulations and road signs whenever they are on board with them.
Also, in attendance with the General Manager during the interactive session were Senior Management Staffs and Lastma Comptrollers.
Master Adesegun Umar (SS3) who spoke on behalf of other Students commended Officers of Lastma for a job well done by managing and controlling traffic across Lagos.
He confirmed that they have all gained additional knowledge on during the interactive session with the General Manager particularly on ‘Zebbra Crossing’ lines on roads.
Director, Public Affairs Unit of LASTMA.