Lagos State Traffic Management Authority

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Lagos State Traffic Management Authority
AbbreviationLASTMA
Formation15 July 2000
TypeTraffic Management Agency
PurposeTo manage traffic in Lagos State, Nigeria.
HeadquartersLSTC Building, Apapa-Oshodi expressway, Lagos
Location
  • Oshodi, Lagos
Official language
English
GM/COO
Mr. Bolaji Oreagba
Parent organization
Lagos State Ministry of Transportation
WebsiteOfficial website
LASTMA Officials during the visit of the Lagos State Governor in June 2019.
LASTMA official controlling traffic

Lagos State Traffic Management Authority is a Lagos State-owned agency under the Ministry of Transportation.[1][2] The agency was established on the 15th of July, 2000[3] to transform the state transportation system to ensure free flow of traffic in the state and also reduce road accidents.[4] The current head of the agency is Mr. Bolaji Oreagba who before his appointment was the Director of Operations in LASTMA.[5]

History[edit]

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA for short, is a traffic management agency in Lagos State, Nigeria that was created by the former governor of the State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to help maintain the level of sanity on Lagos major roads.[6]

Mission[edit]

To promote a state-wide culture of traffic regulation, control, and management, as well as to ensure smooth traffic flow on Lagos roads.

Vision[edit]

To reduce deaths and economic losses caused by road traffic accidents and delays on Lagos State's public highways by implementing modern traffic management techniques to bring order and control to the state's road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "lastma official who slump on traffic duty dies". The Punch News. Archived from the original on 20 August 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  2. ^ "lastma moves against gridlock in the state". The Punch News. Archived from the original on 19 August 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  3. ^ "LASTMA @ 21: The good, the bad and the ugly". Vanguard News. 2021-07-18. Retrieved 2022-02-24.
  4. ^ "Ambode denies report on lastma". Guardian News. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  5. ^ "LASG ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW GENERAL MANAGER FOR LAGOS STATE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY". Lagos State Government. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  6. ^ "Gridlock: Lagos inducts 1,017 new LASTMA officers - P.M. News". Retrieved 2022-04-28.