Bad roads are being fixed, new ones are being constructed and more flyovers are springing up across the emerging Mega City.

This is a pointer to the need for better traffic management and improved driver attitude.

To meet these modern challenges, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has recruited over 1,400 graduate traffic managers.

LASTMA's Chief Executive Officer, Chris Olakpe, said various orientation and training programmes are being undertaken for LASTMA officials on traffic control and management to ensure professionalism.

“The trainings are ongoing to capture the old officials within the state to blend with the newly recruited graduates.

“About 1,400 new officials were recently recruited and trained to bring improvement, discipline and curb gridlocks within the state.

“We have about 4,250 LASTMA officials to ensure free flow of traffic on various routes in Lagos State,” he said.

The LASTMA boss added that the officials were trained on protocol of arrest, surveillance and traffic management.

Olapke notes that there are various disciplinary departments at the agency to punish any official who is found guilty in the line of duty.

“We have departments and sections that deal with discipline like provost marshal’s office, surveillance and monitoring unit and LASTMA complaint units.

“All these sections are in position to deal with any official who disobey the rules and regulations of the authority,” he said.

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