By Olasunkanmi Akoni
The Lagos State government, weekend, said the ongoing reform exercise in the traffic management sector was aimed at improving traffic operatives’ sense of community services and achieve law enforcement with human face.
Senior Special Assistant on Transport Education, Dr. Mariam Masha, made the remarks at the Agbowa relief camp, where about 200,Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA and Kick Against Indiscipline, KAI, personnel are currently undergoing career evaluation programme including community services.
Masha said the on-going reform: “Is to enhance capacity of the traffic and environmental operatives with the central goal of making a life-time change in the state law enforcement as well as their agencies.”
She said the ideals of selfless service, humility, enterprise, interaction, trust, inter-agency relationships and other sound values “are being inculcated in these participants towards improved service delivery to the people of the state.
According to her, “we know what we want as a government and we want the right people in the right places. The officers were grouped and assigned specific areas with various traffic and environmental challenges that need to be addressed.
“They developed plans to address these and work with the community to effect positive change and promote law and order. She added that this project will form a significant part of their assessment.”