Twenty officials of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) have been dismissed for corruption while fifteen others were warned for minor misdemeanor.
The officials’ dismissal and warning were conveyed to newsmen on Monday by the agency’s Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Mahmud Hassan.
Hassan said the action was part of the state government’s efforts to reposition, and improve the agency.
According to him, “The management of the agency has dismissed 20 traffic officials and sanctioned 20 others for offences ranging from extortion, misconduct to 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.”