Traffic laws: Lagos Police commissioner vows to prosecute commercial bus, others

Against the backdrop of its war against all forms of traffic infractions in the state, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Adegoke Fayoade, has vowed to prosecute commercial bus and tricycle operators against violation.

The CP stated this while declaring open a one-day train-the -trainers’ workshop for Area Traffic Officers over the weekend.

The training was organised by the Global Transport Policy Training Academy (GTP), in collaboration with the Police Command in Lagos.

The theme of the training was: “Improving Traffic Policing: Leveraging on Emotional Intelligence Skills”.

Represented by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Area F Ikeja, Mr Paul Okafor, the CP expressed concern about the lawlessness of commercial bus and tricycle operators on Lagos roads.

He advised road users to always obey and respect traffic officers, saying they were working for the good interest of all in Lagos state.

He commended the organisers of the training programme, pointing out that the theme was apt and showed their good thoughts towards people in Lagos State.

According to Fayoade, the training will go a long way in assisting the police in traffic management.

Chairman/Chief Consultant, GTP, Mr Segun Musa, said the purpose of the training was to advance and reshape the traffic situation in Lagos State.

Lagos, according to him, needs a traffic system that is effective and efficient.

“As you all know, Lagos presently accommodates at least 40 per cent of the total registered vehicles in Nigeria, with an estimated population of 20 million people,” he noted.

Experts have maintained that if order is not maintained in terms of traffic-related issues, by 2030, Lagos would be losing about $21 billion (about N31.5 trillion) monthly.