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Outright Dismissal Awaits Corrupt LASTMA Official

Lagos State governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has warned LASTMA officials against encouraging motorists to flout the new traffic law or collect bribe.
The governor said that the law was not meant to punish
people but to sanitise and regulate the transportation system and by
making people comply.

Fashola said the new law gave power to LASTMA to arrest anyone who
flouted it as well as impose stipulated fines on erring members of the
He further stated that the law recommend outright dismissal for LASTMA
officials found to be corrupt in the course of performing their duties,
as no one would be spared.
“Our plan is not to send people to jail but to make people comply,”
he said, adding that beginning from January, commuter buses would only
be allowed to ply the route routes they were registered to ply.
He vowed that any commercial bus caught plying routes they were not
registered to ply would be impounded and the driver arrested and
The governor appealed to leaders of the church to educate their
members to obey the traffic law, saying that they should preach it from
the pulpit so that their members could obey the law.
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Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis is a communicator, Journalist, blogger, business coach and, of course, a prolific writer. He has Dip (Journalism) and B.A. (History & International Relations) from the Lagos State University (LASU). The self-effacing young man has worked for national, regional and local newspapers. He had worked with THISDAY covered community news for ISLAND NEWS and corresponded with P.M. NEWS (evening tabloid). Presently, he is the editor of CITYPULSE MEDIA and senior correspondent of PHARMANEWS, West Africa foremost health and pharmaceutical journal.


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