Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced a 100 percent increase in the allowance of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority officials (LASTMA).
The Governor made this known at his visitation to the LASTMA headquarters in Oshodi, Lagos. He promised that the increment would commence from the end of July while also saying that any LASTMA official would be entitled to free treatment.
“From the end of next month, we are going to double your allowance, from the end of next month. If you are earning N5,000 allowance, we are going to double it for you. It is Lagos State tax payer’s money we are going to be giving to all of you so the citizens are going to be expecting a new, reformed and more civil LASTMA officers, Any LASTMA official that is on duty and has reported one form of illness or the other should be treated free of charge.”
He also commended the effort of the officials for their services at ensuring free flow of traffic and emphasized on his promised to rehabilitate bad roads while insisting that the government would be strict with traffic offenders.
“if the person says he knows the governor, tell him to call the governor to pay the money for the offence.” Sanwo-Olu urged the traffic management officers to be civil when engaging road users. “They (people) want a LASTMA officer that shows civility. Courtesy demands courtesy if you are going to even arrest or apprehend somebody, be courteous and respectful to them,” he added.