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LASTMA reacts to resurgence of fake online report, insists on arresting traffic offenders

LASTMA boss warned Lagosians to be wary of online reports aimed at causing confusion and mischief.

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LASTMA reacts to resurgence of fake online report, insists on arresting traffic offenders

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has affirmed its right to enforce the state’s traffic laws and arrest traffic offenders in the course of its duties.

This was disclosed by the General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr. Olajide Oduyoye, on Sunday, June 14, 2020, through a tweet post on the official Twitter account of the Lagos State Government, @followlasg.

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He explained that the false report, which was earlier circulated online by an Auto Repair Company in February, 2020, had been refuted by LASTMA.

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He warned Lagosians, especially motorists, to be wary of online reports aimed at causing confusion and mischief. Oduyoye also wondered why some individuals chose to mislead others to contravene the traffic laws of the state, as amended by the State House of Assembly in 2018.

He noted that part of the Agency’s responsibility was to uphold and enforce the traffic laws of the State, while maintaining that the officers and men of LASTMA would not hesitate to enforce those laws, whenever violated, in order to transform the state’s transportation system, ensure the free flow of traffic and reduce road accidents.

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The General Manager, therefore, advised the public to ignore and disregard all fake news circulated by faceless individuals designed to lead them into breaking the traffic laws of the State.

It can be recalled that the Lagos state government had in February 2020, refuted claims that LASTMA was not empowered to arrest traffic offenders while also describing the online report as fake.

Chike Olisah is a graduate of accountancy with over 15 years working experience in the financial service sector. He has worked in research and marketing departments of three top commercial banks. Chike is a senior member of the Nairametrics Editorial Team. You may contact him via his email- [email protected]

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    Badagry Deep Seaport to commence operations earlier than planned

    Lagos State Government is ready to give the necessary support for the timely delivery of the Badagry Deep Seaport project.

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    The Badagry Deep Seaport is expected to commence operations earlier than planned, as the Lagos State Government is ready to give the necessary support for the timely delivery of the project.

    This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Lola Akande, in a statement issued on Monday.

    The Commissioner issued the statement after a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the State Government with the members of the host communities as part of the inclusive policy of the present administration as well as to seek their buy-in on the project.

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    She said, “The State Government is ready to give the necessary support for timely delivery of the project and the cooperation of all the parties involved is germane and critical to its success.

    I advise the community leaders and relevant stakeholders in the deep-sea port project to give peace a chance, as there is need to embrace unity and speak with one voice so that their demands can be quickly met and adequately catered for.”

    READ: Firm to establish $2.9 billion deep seaport at Escravos, Delta

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    Dr Akande also implored the 12 host communities to appoint a six-man committee as their representative at every meeting with the State government, adding that they should bring up a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) articulating their requests, complaints and suggestions.

    The members of the communities present at the meeting expressed their joy that the project will boost the region’s economy and equally enhance their lifestyle.

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    FG discusses nation’s carrier, Nigeria Air with US Ambassador

    The FG has held a discussion with the US government over the establishment of a national carrier for Nigeria.

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    The federal government has held a discussion with the government of the United States of America over the establishment of a national carrier for Nigeria.

    This was disclosed by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika via his Twitter handle after he held a discussion with the Ambassador at the United States Embassy in Abuja.

    He tweeted, “We took the opportunity to discuss investments and opportunities in the aviation sector, including national carrier. The partnership looks promising. USA is the only country we have open skies with. Thanks, Ambassador Mary and the team.”

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    In July 2018, the Federal Government unveiled the branding and livery for the new airline, Nigeria Air, and stated that the carrier would be inaugurated at the end of that year.

    Sirika unveiled the carrier at a press conference during the Farnborough Air Show in London that year.

    “I am very pleased to tell you that we are finally on track to launching a new national flag carrier for our country, Nigeria Air. We are all fully committed to fulfilling the campaign promise made by our President, Muhammadu Buhari, in 2015. We are aiming to launch Nigeria Air by the end of this year,” the minister had said.

    He also stated that the government had obtained the Certificate of Compliance from the Nigerian Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission and would go into investor search.

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