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Lagos State Government Denies Claims of LASTMA Arrest Ban by Governor Sanwo-Olu



The Lagos State Government has refuted a report alleging that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu prohibited the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) from apprehending motorists. The report falsely claimed that this ban stemmed from complaints about the heavy-handedness of LASTMA officials.


According to a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, the government categorically dismissed the report as untrue. He emphasized that the government fully acknowledges the crucial role played by LASTMA in ensuring effective traffic management and the enforcement of traffic laws within the state.


The statement further highlighted Governor Sanwo-Olu's unwavering dedication to upholding law and order on Lagos roads. He has demonstrated this commitment by providing necessary equipment and training to bolster LASTMA's operations.


The government urged the public to dismiss the report and assured them that LASTMA will persistently fulfill its duties, guaranteeing smooth traffic flow and enforcing traffic regulations in the state.


In summary, the Lagos State Government has debunked the report alleging Governor Sanwo-Olu's ban on LASTMA from apprehending motorists. The government reiterated its steadfast support for LASTMA and its resolve to uphold law and order on Lagos roads.

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