Lagos CP Deploys Police Personnel To Ease Traffic
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal, has ordered the deployment of police personnel to join in the efforts to ensure free-flow of traffic across the state.
This followed the worsened situation of traffic in some parts of the state, due to increase in social activities owing to the yuletide season and construction works being carried out by the state government.
The Commissioner’s directive was, however, contained in a statement issued on Monday by the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Chike Oti.
Edgal ordered that immediate steps should be taken to ameliorate the traffic situation to ensure seamless connectivity across the state.
“The Lagos State Police Command, as part of its enlightenment obligation to the good people of Lagos State, wishes to inform the general public that due to the upbeat in social activities in and around Lagos State this yuletide season, which has resulted to a corresponding increase in vehicular traffic, in addition to the construction works being carried out by the state government at various parts of the state, traffic gridlocks has become a direct consequence of these developments in some parts of the city.
“However, the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi, as part of measures to ameliorate the situation has directed that a sizable chunk of police workforce in the Command be deployed to ease the traffic in the city of commerce,” the statement read in part.
The Police Commissioner has also directed the State Traffic Officer to collaborate with the management of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) to achieve the objective.
He wished residents of the state a happy yuletide season and assured them of their security during and beyond the celebration.
Edgal further asked the people to report any suspicious activities or persons around them to law the enforcement agents.