LASTMA Promotes 267 Officers

By Nurat Uthman

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has approved the promotion of 267 Junior Staff officers within the agency.

In a statement made available to PUNCH Online on Saturday, the agency’s Public Relations Officer, Adebayo Taofiq, quoted the acting General Manager as saying that the government’s elevation of the 267 junior officers, is consistent with the agency’s ongoing strategic realignment towards more efficient service delivery.

Bakare confirmed that while 26 junior officers were promoted from Grade Level 05 to 06, 241 others were elevated from Grade Level 05 to 06 including males and females.

He reaffirmed that their approval for a general promotion was predicated on their strong credibility and effective performance while performing their duties.

He noted that those few individuals who damage the agency’s reputation will always be dealt with in compliance with Civil Service Rules.

Taofiq urged the public, especially drivers, to always abide by all traffic laws and regulations, such as those found in the Lagos State Traffic Sector Reform Law 2018.

The statement partly reads “The Management of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority on Friday, 23rd of December, 2023 began releasing letters to 267 newly promoted Junior Staff of the Agency as approved and confirmed by the Personnel Management Board on Promotion (Junior Staff Committee).

“The General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bakare Oki Olalekan disclosed that the promotion of these 267 Junior Officers by the Government was in line with the ongoing strategic repositioning of the Agency for a more effective service delivery to the general public particularly motorists.

“The General Manager confirmed further that their general promotion was approved based on good credibility and efficiency in performance on duty.

“The Agency will continue to reward diligent, committed and hardworking personnel of the Agency to encourage them to do more”

“Bakare Oki maintained that those few bad ones embarrassing the good image of the Agency would be continuously dealt with by the provisions of Civil Service Rules.

“He therefore urged members of the public particularly motorists to always adhere to every traffic Law and Regulation as contained in the Lagos State Traffic Sector Reform Law 2018.“

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