LASTMA officers to face the “music” for breaking COVID-19 health guidelines

08/19/2020

Posted by: Oluwaseun Solomon

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LASTMA headquarters respond after Twitter users pointed them to a viral video showing its officials were caught breaking the COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The head office of LASTMA has finally responded after Nigerians on Twitter called its attention to a viral video showing some of its officers caught breaking the COVID-19 health guidelines while on duty.

The video seems to have been recorded by a motorist who was embarrassed by the actions of the erring officers who were supposed to be “laying” good examples for citizens.

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LASTMA officers caught on camera violating too many COVID-19 safety guidelines as they pack themselves in their operation vehicle

Just as obvious from the viral video, the uploader also pointed out that none of the LASTMA officials was putting on a nose mask nor observing social distancing or any other form of COVID-19 safety guideline whatsoever.

And to make matters even worse, LASTMA is one of the state government’s agencies currently helping to enforce the COVID-19 guidelines on Lagos motorists. So, it is shocking to see officers of the agency completely flouting the guideline itself.

Below is the viral Twitter video that captured the erring officers in the act;

The incident reportedly occurred somewhere along the Ikorodu-Shagamu road in Lagos state. Ever since the video surfaced online, many Twitter users have been condemning the act by claiming that most law enforcement officers usually think that the law is not “meant” for them. Below is a collage of some comments by Nigerians on Twitter who reacted to the viral video:

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Screenshot of some comments by Nigerians who saw the viral video of LASTMA officers violating the COVID-19 health guidelines

Fortunately, the head office of the traffic agency has taken to its official Twitter page to confirm that it has seen the viral video also admitted that the incident indeed occurred. It has also declared that all of the erring officers will be subjected to appropriate discipline soon.

>>> Read also: 7 Funniest traffic rules in Nigeria. How many are you familiar with?

Meanwhile, this report is coming just a few days after the Lagos state government recently trained 200 LASTMA and LNSC officials on Hygiene Management. Yes, check out the press video below confirming this report;

  Lagos State Trains 200 LASTMA, LNSC Officials on Hygiene Management

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at Naijauto.com. He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
When Solomon is not writing, you will either find him composing music, editing videos or simply enjoying YouTube "TEDx Talk" videos with a chilled drink :)

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