20 LASTMA officials dismissed for misconduct
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Monday said 20 of its personnel have been dismissed for misconduct.
LASTMA’s Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Mahmud Hassan, disclosed this in Lagos.
He said the action was part of the state government’s efforts to reposition and improve the agency.
Hassan said, “The management of the agency has dismissed 20 traffic officials and sanctioned 20 others for offences ranging from misconduct, extortion and indiscipline.
“The actions of those dismissed were considered not to be in tandem with the agency`s new philosophy, rules and provisions of the Lagos State Civil Service.
“The decision was taken by the Lagos State Civil Service Commission at the end of its policy meeting.
“The meeting considered the Minutes of the Personal Management Board (Disciplinary) of LASTMA and representations made by the traffic officials involved in the unwholesome acts.
“All the dismissed officials had been directed to hand over all government property in their possessions, including staff identity cards to the agency’s head of administration and human resources, immediately.”
He also said 15 other officials were warned for minor misdemeanor.