Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and Officials of the Nigerian Army have agreed to strengthen their partnership on traffic management in Lagos State.
The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba disclosed this during a working visit by Officials of the 9th Brigade Command of the Nigerian Army led by Brigadier General Adegoke Moses Adetuyi to the Agency.
Oreagba, while receiving the Military personnel, disclosed that it was a great honour receiving the Officials of the Command at Lastma Headquarters at Oshodi.
Speaking on the recent unfortunate incident about the face-off between a Lastma Officer and a Soldier, Mr. Oreagba maintained that there is no love lost between the two sister agencies and that Lastma personnel would continue to rely on the continuous support from the Nigerian Army and other security agencies across the State.
According to him, “We won’t abuse the relationship nor take the cordiality and warm friendliness which has existed over the years between the Army and Lastma for granted”.
He maintained that such an occurrence would not repeat itself as existing channels 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 the 9th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Adegoke Moses Adetuyi said that bad elements prosper when there is division among security agencies, as such there is a 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 daily, Adetuyi promised that the Nigerian Army, particularly the 9th Brigade Command, would continue to render support where necessary to Lastma officials while ensuring the safety of traffic managers in the discharge of their statutory duties.