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.