Officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) and those of the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI), Monday continued the sensitisation of members of the public on the enforcement of law and order in various locations with traffic challenges across the state.
The field project for the 200 officers, which is part of the one month Intensive Career Evaluating Training Programme for law enforcement officers in the state, began simultaneously and has been going on in Ladipo (Mushin), Ojota, Mile 12 (Kosofe) and Apongbon in Lagos Island since Monday last week.
Fielding questions from newsmen at the Fatai Atere Way, Ladipo, Mushin, one of the locations, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Transport Education, Dr. Mariam Masha, said the law enforcement officers, having completed their two weeks in-class training had begun their field project which was a critical component of the exercise.
According to Dr. Masha, the deployment was aimed at employing practical approach to complement the theoretical aspect of the officers’ training which also witnessed a Community Service Relations visit to several Orphanage and Less-privileged Homes last week.
The Senior Special Assistant on Transport Education, who said the field project would form a significant part of the assessment of the officers, further explained that the officers were grouped and assigned specific areas in Lagos with various traffic and environmental challenges that need to be addressed adding that they were required to develop plans to address the problems and work with the community to effect positive change and promote law and order.
“What I am particularly pleased about is the ability of LASTMA officials and members of the community in Ladipo to be engaged and working together as a team and there haven’t been any hostilities. What we have seen is a demonstration of team work, a demonstration of a deep understanding that the agencies are there to serve the people and that everyone has a role to play in solving whatever problem that is on ground,” Marsha said.
She maintained that both the agencies and members of the public have their roles and responsibilities in finding a lasting solution to whatever challenges there are to address, whether traffic or environmental.
He added, “Here in Ladipo, the officers have been able to demonstrate that they can provide the service and the people in the community, as we can see here in Ladipo, have shown that they are receptive, they are appreciative of what it is that we are trying to do.”
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