Retired Assistant Inspector General of Police appointed as LASTMA boss

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, today Monday November 2nd, 2015, approved the appointment of a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mr. Christian Akioja Olakpe as the new Chief Executive Officer of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Habib Aruna, the appointment of Mr Olakpe is in strong response to complaints by the public on the situation of traffic on the roads.

The government said the appointment is meant to revamp the LASTMA for improved performance and better relations with the public and the state, adding that Olakpe’s wealth of experience was required for the job.

Mr Olakpe joined the Nigeria Police Force in 1982 and traversed various commands including Bayelsa and Plateau where he served as Commissioner of Police.

He was also the Deputy Commandant of the Police Academy, Kano and Commissioner of Police of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, Lagos.

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