Lagos Governor, Ambode Sacks 5 LASTMA Officials, Promotes 14 Others - 3 years ago
The Lagos State Government is demonstrating that it has no tolerance for misbehavior from its employees. The State Government recently sacked five officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA. They were relieved of the jobs for offences ranging from extortion, harassment and violation of Lagos State Public Service Rules. General Manager, LASTMA, Olawale Musa disclosed this on Thursday, saying that the agency recommended five of the unruly officials for dismissal and demote 14 others, adding that 15 others were issued letters of warning, while three were exonerated after careful investigation. According to the GM, LASTMA, “The affected officers appeared in the month of April before the Personal Management Board (discipline) to defend and make presentation on various actions that bothered on indiscipline against them,” In addition, Musa condemned incessant attacks of traffic officials by motorists, especially commercial drivers, saying the officials were on the roads to ensure motorists and commuters get to their destinations without stress and discomfort.