Another Hot Story: Lagos sacks 157 LASTMA officials

The Lagos State Government has sacked 157

officials of its traffic management authority over

alleged cases of gross misconduct.

The announcement of the sacking was contained in

a government newsletter obtained by the News

Agency of Nigeria Monday in Ikeja.

The publication says the personnel 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


NAN recalls that 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 from the organisation.

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