The General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Mr Bolaji Oreagba has pledged to maintain good working relationship with the personnel of the Nigerian Army, after weeks of continuous disagreement which had affected public peace.
Mr Oreagba spoke during a visit of the 9 Brigade Commander Brigadier General Moses Adetuyi the LASTMA office to seek solution to to continued attack of military men by the personnel of the agency, saying henceforth, LASTMA will no longer abuse the relationship “nor take the cordiality and warm friendliness which has existed between the Army and
According to a statement by LASTMA’s Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment, Adebayo Taofiq. The LASTMA Boss spoke on the unfortunate incident between a LASTMA Officer and a Soldier, Mr. Oreagba maintained that there is no love lost between the two sisters agencies and that LASTMA personnel would continue to rely on continuous support from the Nigerian Army and other security agencies across the State.
He maintained that such occurrence would not repeat itself as existing channel of communication would be maintained and additional new hotlines be explored by the two agencies to always resolve issues.
Earlier in his address, the Commander of 9 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Adegoke Moses Adetuyi said that bad elements prosper when there is division among security agencies, so there is the need for more cordial collaboration and maximum cooperation between all government agencies including LASTMA.
While commending LASTMA Officials for the wonderful work they are doing morning and night, General Adetuyi promised that the Nigerian Army particularly the 9 Brigade Command, would continue to render support where necessary to activities of LASTMA on our roads and ensure safety of traffic managers in the discharge of their statutory duties.
Other Army Officials in attendance during the visit include Major A.A Nasir (OC MP), Major A. Sanusi, Major A.A Onwemene, Major A.K Ballo and LT T.H Owoyemi.
Also, LASTMA Officials include Director of Operation of LASTMA Mr. Peter Gbejemede, Provost Marshal Mr. Apena Biliaminu, Head, Headquarters Operations (Rover) Mr. Adeoye James, Head of Lastma Training Mr. Macaulay Modupe-Ore, Head of Police Unit of Lastma CSP Ajibola Abayomi and Adebayo Taofiq, Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA.