Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has appointed his Principal Private Secretary, Musa Olawale as the new General Manager, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA.
Olawale takes over from the former LASTMA GM, Bashir Braimoh, who has been redeployed to a yet to be known ministry.
The new General Manager resumed work on Monday at the Oshodi headquarters of the traffic Agency.
Addressing officers of LASTMA, Olawale pledged his commitment to staff discipline as the bedrock of ensuring motorists discipline and free flow of traffic on Lagos roads.
According to him, he would ensure a highly mobile, efficient and effective traffic management system in the state.
Olawale said he would ensure that the agency worked in line with the best global practices, urging every LASTMA official to demonstrate discipline on duty, shun corruption, dedication to duty and adequate respect to road users.
He called for the cooperation of motorists and members of the public in government’s effort to reposition the Agency for better service delivery.
“Members of the public should take advantage of my open door policy to report any erring staff for proper discipline in accordance with the extant rules.
Welcoming the new GM, the Chief Executive Officer of LASTMA, Chris Olakpe, assured him of the support and cooperation of the officers and their readiness to deliver on their mandate of moving Lagos traffic forward.
The outgoing General Manager, Braimoh said he was sure that the new helsman would take the agency to the new enviable height.
Olawale, before his appointment, was the Principal Private Secretary to the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode.
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