The Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) and the Lagos Traffic Radio has moved to explore avenues to provide traffic information, especially on road transportation, for improved service delivery and better public information.
This, the state government hopes to achieve through the maiden edition of an engagement by the 2 agencies where the conversation will centre on improving service delivery geared towards achieving the Greater Lagos Vision of the current administration.
In a joint statement by the General Manager of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, and General Manager, Lagos Traffic Radio, Tayo Akanle, they said the forum will further seek to create synergy between the 2 partner agencies in the advancement of traffic management, coordination and reportage.
The statement also said that the conversation will also speak directly to the Traffic Management and Transportation pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda.
It said that part of the objectives of such an epoch-making event is to ultimately add value to motoring and commuting in Lagos as it is important to enhance productivity through reduced travel time on the roads.
The forum, which has the theme ‘Repositioning of Traffic Information Agencies for Better Performance’, will have in attendance Lagos Traffic Radio On-Air Personalities (OAP), LASTMA Zonal Controllers and field officers amongst others and is slated for Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Radio Lagos/Eko FM Hall, LTV Complex, Ikeja from 10:00 am.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, will deliver the keynote address and declare the event open, while the Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Fredric Oladeinde and Special Adviser on Transportation, Mr. Toyin Fayinka, are expected to give goodwill messages at the programme.