By Modupe Gbadeyanka
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) now has a new General Manager and he is Mr Olajide Oduyoye, who replaces Mr Olawale Musa.
The appointment of Mr Oduyoye was approved by the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, who announced state of emergency on roads in the state so as to ease the traffic situation in the state.
Mr Oduyoye, who has since assumed duties at the LASTMA headquarters in Oshodi, was before now the Deputy Director, Traffic Management & Transport Safety at the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA).
The new LASTMA boss is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (FCILT) and started his career at the London Borough Hammersmith and Fulham as Traffic Engineer from 1990.
In 2005, he joined LAMATA as a World Bank Technical Adviser on Traffic Systems Management and has been involved in so many projects since he joined the Lagos State Government, including the Junctions Improvement Design at 57 locations in Lagos; Design, Supervision and Implementation of BRT Mile 12 to CMS (Traffic Management & Safety); Ikeja, Yaba and Oyingbo Bus Terminals (Traffic Systems Management), amongst others.
Meanwhile, Business Post gathered that the former occupier of the position, Mr Musa, has been appointed by the Governor as a Permanent Secretary in the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation.
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