By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
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.
Oreagba made this call during an interactive session with Students of ‘Dee-Gee Secondary School’, Ebute Metta, Lagos who were 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 the General Manager of the agency by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on September 14, 2021.
The General Manager disclosed that the establishment of more of these clubs in schools, would go a long way in inculcating traffic safety measures into 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 said.
Oreagba, in a statement by Adebayo Taofiq, Director, Public Affairs Unit, disclosed that the ‘School Advocacy Programme (SAP) where LASTMA Officers educate and enlighten students of different schools is continuous across the five divisions of the state.
He enjoined parents/guardians to always be of good example to the children by obeying all traffic regulations and road signs whenever they are on board with them.
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 during the interactive session with the General Manager, particularly on ‘Zebra Crossing’ lines on roads.
In attendance with the General Manager during the interactive session, were Senior Management Staff and LASTMA Comptrollers.