Excitement in Lagos as Sanwo-Olu doubles LASTMA officers’ salaries

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Officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) were on Friday thrilled when the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced a 100 per cent increase in their allowances, with immediate effect.

Sanwo-Olu noted that the move was to encourage and motivate the workers in the performance of their duties, adding that it was in fulfilment of his vision to make traffic management and transportation number one priority in his administration.

The governor, who spoke while on a visit to the LASTMA headquarters, said, “As from the end of the month of July, we shall increase your allowances by 100 per cent. This would enable you to perform optimally. To whom much is given, much is expected.”

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The governor also promised free treatment for every LASTMA official in the state. He also assured them of a more conducive working environment for the staff such as repair of damaged vehicles and motorbikes, provision of raincoats, and other tools.

He, however, warned the officials to desist from any act of corruption and that they should be courteous and civil even when arresting an offender.

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