Lagos creates enforcement committee for traffic laws

Oladimeji Ramon

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has announced the creation of an inter-agency committee of all security and law enforcement agencies within the state to bring about lawful order.

He said the Monitoring and Enforcement Coordination Committee, to be headed by a former Commissioner for Transport in the state, Kayode Opeifa, would monitor and enforce all the new executive orders and other existing laws of the state with high sense of responsibility and the seriousness they deserve.

Speaking to newsmen after a meeting of the committee with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Odumosu said the team had the backing of the governor to move into action immediately.

He said, “All the heads of the government agencies that are involved in enforcing laws of the state, we have come together to let any lawless members of the community know that Lagos of today won’t condone their lawlessness.

“Because we are now together, you cannot hide under any agency to break laws. An officer of LASTMA can do the job of a KAI officer if he is the one present at the scene of the crime. All security agents across the state can get involved in maintaining law and order, notwithstanding their jurisdiction because we now work in synergy.”

On his part, Opeifa, said, “We will monitor the enforcement agencies to ensure they don’t violate any fundamental rights or the laws establishing their agencies.”

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