14th March, 2011
The Lagos State Drivers Institute has trained at least 11,000 drivers in the last one year.
Chief Executive Officer of the institute, Mr. Ayodeji Oyedokun, disclosed this at the weekend when the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Yakubu Alkali, paid a visit to the institute at Oshodi, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
Oyedokun said the institute was set up to train and educate drivers in order to minimise carnage on the stateâ€™s highways, and reduce the burden of officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA in curbing traffic problems.
The CEO said though the institute has all the modern equipment needed to train drivers, drivers were not turning out for training as expected.
After inspecting facilities at the institute, Alkali confessed that the facilities at the institute were of world standard and called on other states to emulate Lagos State.