Gbenga Omotoso, Lagos state set to use technology to manage traffic
Lagos state set to use technology to manage traffic

The Lagos State Government is committed to implementing technology to manage traffic congestion, said the Information and Strategy Commissioner Gbenga Omotoso.

He spoke on Thursday at the Lagos Traffic Radio during the inauguration of the pilot scheme of the Lagos Traffic Radio motorcycles meant to boost live coverage of gridlock and other incidents obstructing traffic.

Omotoso said: “The government has mounted close circuit cameras at the Allen Avenue roundabout and other areas where it recently completed junction improvement works.  When these cameras are all over Lagos, it will be needless for LASTMA officials to embark on physical arrest of offending vehicles, as any motorist who offends traffic regulations will be ticketed and such fines taken to their homes.”

Lagos Traffic Radio’s General Manager Mr. Tayo Akanle said the acquisition of the motorcycles is the station’s contribution to the actualisation of the Traffic Management and Transportation component of the THEMES agenda of the state government.

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