By Aisha Cole
Lagos – The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has called for the establishment of more traffic safety advocacy clubs’ in both public and private schools.
The General Manager, Mr Bolaji Oreagba, made the call on Thursday, during an interactive session with students of Dee-Gee Secondary School, Ebute Metta, Lagos, who paid him a courtesy visit in commemoration of his first 365 days in office.
The Director, Public Affairs Unit of LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, in a statement on the visit, said the establishment of more of the clubs was part of efforts geared towards improving traffic management across the state.
He said that Oreagba was the Director of Operations before he was appointed as the General Manager of LASTMA by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sept. 14, 2021.
Taofiq quoted Oreagba as saying that the establishment of more of such clubs in schools would go a long way in inculcating traffic safety measures in students early in life.
“These young students are definitely the future of this country, so., if you catch them young by impacting traffic knowledge in them, automatically, there would be massive reduction in accidents on our roads in the nearest future,’’ Oreagba said.
He enjoined parents as well as guardians to always be good examples to children by obeying all traffic regulations and road signs whenever they are on board with them.
In attendance with the General Manager during the interactive session were senior management staff members and LASTMA Controllers.
Master Adesegun Umar, a student in SS3, who spoke on behalf of others, commended officers of LASTMA for a job well done in managing and controlling traffic across Lagos.
Umar said that they had gained additional knowledge during the interactive session with the General Manager, particularly on Zebra Crossings on roads. (NAN)