15th September, 2022
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has called for the establishment of more “Traffic Safety Advocacy Clubs” in both public and private schools.
Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, the General Manager of LASTMA, made this call today during an interactive session with students of “Dee-Gee Secondary School,” Ebute Metta, Lagos.
The students came on a courtesy visit to commemorate his 365 days in office.
Oreagba remarked that he was the Director of Operations before he was appointed as the General Manager of Lastma by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on the 14th of September, 2021.
He disclosed that the establishment of more of these clubs in our schools would go a long way in inculcating traffic safety measures into our students at a tender age.
According to him, the advocacy clubs are part of efforts geared toward improving traffic management across the state.
“These young students are definitely the future of this country, so if you catch them young by impacting traffic knowledge on them automatically, there would be a massive reduction in accidents on our roads in the near future.”
He disclosed that the “School Advocacy Programme” (SAP), where Lastma Officers educate and enlighten students from different schools, is continuous across the 5 divisions of the State.
He enjoined parents and guardians to always be a good example to these children by obeying all traffic regulations and road signs whenever they are on board with them.
Also in attendance with the General Manager during the interactive session were senior management staff and LASTMA comptrollers.
Master Adesegun Umar (SS3), who spoke on behalf of other students, commended the officers of Lastma for a job well done by managing and controlling traffic across Lagos.
He confirmed that they had all gained additional knowledge during the interactive session with the General Manager, particularly on the ‘Zebra Crossing’ lines on roads.