The Lagos State House of Assembly, yesterday, asked the new Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Dayo Mobereola to come out with strategic plans that would ease the perenial traffic congestion in several parts of the state.
The lawmakers also called on the General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Bashir Braimah, to appear before it over the persistent traffic issues.
This came following the adoption of a motion moved on the issue by a member, Moshood Oshun, representing Lagos Mainland Constituency 2, during plenary.
Speaking on the issue, Speaker, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, observed that the state ought to devise other means of transportation such as rail and sea to ease traffic congestion.
“There is need to invite the General Manager of LASTMA to come and address us on the issue, while the newly-appointed Commissioner for Transportation should direct relevant agencies to ease the traffic situation in the state,” Obasa said.
“LASTMA was established to ease traffic in the state, and also provide jobs for people and any official of the agency that is not ready to work should be shown the way out. We have to urgently do something about this.”
Also speaking, the Majority Leader, Sanai Agunbiade pointed out that the intention of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in changing the approach of LASTMA officials on the way they handle traffic offenders was good.
He added that the governor did not stop LASTMA officials from enforcing traffic laws.