Lagos State Govt. sacks 157 LASTMA officials


babatunde_fasholaThe Lagos State Government has sacked 157 officers of its Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) over alleged cases of gross misconduct.

The announcement of the sack officers and the disengagement of others are contained in a government newsletter obtained on Monday in Ikeja.

The publication says the officers are dismissed for various offences ranging from bribery, certificate forgery and dereliction of duty.

The government said it followed due process in the exercise because those affected were given opportunities to prove their innocence before a disciplinary panel but could not convincingly defend themselves.

No fewer than 250 LASTMA officials were dismissed in 2012 over corrupt acts and other forms of gross misconduct.

The state Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Kayode Opeifa, had said on Friday that the government would not spare efforts to remove bad eggs in the organisation.







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