GRIDLOCK: LAGOS CP ORDERS DEPLOYMENT OF OFFICERS TO EASE TRAFFIC
…To Collaborate With LASTMA, Assures Residents Of PeacefulYuletide
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal has ordered thedeployment of a sizable chunk of police workforce in the State Police Command to join in the efforts toensure free-flow of traffic across themetropolis.
In the past few days, traffic situation had worsened in some areas in the State due to increase in social activities owing to the yuletide season, as well as construction works being carried out by the StateGovernment.
A statement issued on Monday by the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, SP Chike Oti, said having been aware of the trafficsituation, the CP has already directed that immediate steps be taken to ameliorate the situation to ensure seamless connectivity across the State.
According to Oti, “The Lagos State Police Command as part of itsenlightenment obligation to the good people of Lagos State, wishes to inform the general public that due to the upbeat in social activities in and around Lagos State this yuletideseason, which has resulted to a corresponding increase in vehicular traffic, in addition to the construction works being carried out by the State Government at various parts of the State, traffic gridlocks has become adirect consequence of these developments in some parts of the city.
“However, the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP. Edgal Imohimi, as part of measures to ameliorate the situation has directed that a sizablechunk of police workforce in the Command be deployed to ease the traffic in the city of commerce.
“He has also directed the State Traffic Officer (STO), SP. Margaret Okonkwo to collaborate with the General Manager of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr.Olawale Musa, to achieve thisobjective.”
While wishing all Lagosians a happy yuletide season, the CP also assured residents of security of lives and property this season and beyond, justas he urged the people to feel free to report any suspicious activitiesaround them to law enforcement agents.