May 19, 2024

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Nigerian Army, LASTMA, Renew Commitment to Unhindered Vehicular Movement, Security, Safety of Lagosians

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Left; Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, General Manager, LASTMA, Brigadier General Adegoke Moses Adetuyi, 9 Brigade Commander, of the Nigerian Army, receiving a plaque as a symbol of cooperation, collaboration, and communication

The leadership of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), received in audience at its headquarter office, Oshodi, the leadership of the 9 Brigade Command of the Nigerian Army, led by its Commandant, Brigadier General Adegoke Moses Adetuyi, and both parties agreed to cooperate more than ever before to enhance smooth flow of vehicular traffic, safety and security of commuters and traffic managers in Lagos state.

Mr. Oreagba while receiving the Military personnel, disclosed that it was a great honour receiving the Officials of the Command at Lastma Headquarters at Oshodi.

Speaking on the unfortunate incident pertaining to the face-off between a Lastma Officer and a Soldier, Mr. Oreagba maintained that there is no love lost between the two sister agencies and that Lastma personnel would continue to rely on continuous support from the Nigerian Army and other security agencies across the State.

According to Oreagba “We won’t abuse the relationship nor take the cordiality and warm friendliness which has existed between the Army and Lastma for granted”.

LASTMA management led by GM, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, played host to the 9 Brigade Commander, Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Adegoke Moses Adetuyi, and his team

He maintained that such an occurrence would not repeat itself as existing channels of communication would be maintained and additional new hotlines be explored by the two agencies to always resolve issues.

Earlier in his address, the Commander of the 9 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Adegoke Moses Adetuyi, said that bad elements prosper when there is division among security agencies, so there is a need for more cordial collaboration and maximum cooperation between all government agencies including Lastma.

While commending Lastma Officials for the wonderful work they are doing morning and night, Bridgadier Adetuyi promised that the Nigerian Army particularly the 9 Brigade Command, would continue to render support where necessary to the activities of Lastma on our roads and ensure the safety of traffic managers in the discharge of their statutory duties.

Other Army Officials in attendance during the visit include Major A.A Nasir (OC MP), Major A. Sanusi, Major A.A Onwemene, Major A.K Ballo and LT T.H Owoyemi.

Also, Lastma Officials present include the Director of Operations of Lastma, Mr. Peter Gbejemede, Provost Marshal Mr. Apena Biliaminu, Head, of Headquarters Operations (Rover) Mr. Adeoye James, Head of Lastma Training, Mr. Macaulay Modupe-Ore, Head of Police Unit of Lastma, CSP Ajibola Abayomi, and Adebayo Taofiq, Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA.

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