The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has revealed that it recently fired five of its officials for corruption-related offenses.
This was made known on Sunday by the Public Relations Officer of the agency, Adebayo Taofiq, as he further said that in addition to the five dismissals, two other LASTMA officers were reprimanded for being absent from their duty posts without proper leave.
This disciplinary action follows a thorough investigation and recommendations from the Personnel Management Board by the Lagos State Civil Service Commission.
Taofiq said, “While five LASTMA officials indicted for corruption received a letter of termination of appointment’, remaining two received a letter of ‘reprimand’ for absence from duty posts without leave.”
However he stressed that the cases against the remaining 14 indicted LASTMA officials are awaiting further administrative review while advising drivers in the state to follow the Lagos State Transportation Sector Reform Law 2018.
“This is necessary for all of us to promote a Greater Lagos for the benefit of all and for the realisation of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s objectives in the First Pillar of the THEMES Plus Development Agenda (Traffic Management and Transportation)”, he said.
The investigation found clear evidence of misconduct and violation of the agency’s code of conduct by the five dismissed officials. While the specific details of their offenses haven’t been publicly released, it’s likely they involved bribery, extortion, or other forms of corruption.
“We wish to add by informing well-meaning and concerned Lagos residents and the motoring public that we have various windows through which complaints can be channelled for prompt action – 08100565860, 08129928515, 08129928503, (08129928597 WhatsApp only) and Provost on 08129928490.
“While enjoining every motoring public to abide by the Lagos State Transportation Sector Reform Law 2018, Mr Bakare Oki disclosed that cases against the remaining 14 indicted LASTMA officials are undergoing additional administrative review”, Taofiq stated.