Have you ever sighted Governor Akinwunmi Ambode official Convoy and grin with envy how he has been able to walk around freely without siren and still have a hitch free movement?
Well in case you don’t know, there are some competent LASTMA officials who are working behind the scene to make sure that the Executive Governor of a metropolitan state like Lagos can walk freely without the use of Siren. They are called the LASTMA GOV.
They are group of competent LASTMA officials, who are not just highly educated, they knows the nitty-gritty of Lagos Traffic. Though many LASTMA officials may have been backlash couple of times, but when this magazine sighted this LASTMA GOV at work few weeks ago when RCCG had their monthly convention which took titled `Victorious Grace`. Not many will forget the huge truck which blocked the entrance leading into Redeem camp and many Redeemers had to follow Asese route to enter RCCG camp. A closer look we saw one young LASTMA official with tag name Alausa Rasak who was given others and directing traffic even outside Lagos while many of the road users beam with smile as he does that which he knows how to do best.
We have always viewed the Lagos State Traffic Management (LASTMA) body as a not so important an organization that ought to be scrapped, but was forced to make a rethink when I saw them in the convoy of the Governor of Lagos state along Marina road and then at Ikeja few weeks ago. The many beautiful scenes of the Hollywood movie was replayed live on that day, we spotted PILOT 1 in the traffic in the most civil conduct. We noticed the professionalism with which the LASTMA Officials leading the convoy cleared the road. We heard them addressed the public from the Public Address System in their vehicle in the most humble manner so as to pave way for the Governor.
Did I hear you say managing humans is the most difficult thing to do? YES! Research establishes this but controlling the traffic