Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, and the Kick Against Indiscipline, KAI, Brigade, have embarked on a career evaluation programme to educate traders at Mile 12 market.
LASTMA and KAI educated the traders on the rules and regulations guiding trading activities in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
They also sensitised the traders on the new Lagos traffic laws.
A LASTMA official, Mr. Sanusi Idris, said the brazen manner Lagosians break the law, crossing the highways called for concern.
“It is unbelievable to see people crossing the highways, instead of using pedestrian bridges, dumping waste in the canal and other unthinkable behaviours,” Idris stated.
He said these attitudes create more desasters in the state.
While advising commuter bus drivers and other motorists to stop only at designated bus stops, he said the agency will continue to educate them on the proper driving habits.
He added that LASTMA and KAI are not spirits but ordinary Nigerians who are out to enforce the laws for the benefit of all.
The programme was meant to enlighten Lagosians and motorists on the need to obey the environmental and traffic laws of the state.
The agencies addressed the Hausa community in the market in Hausa language in order for them to benefit from the programme and they (the Hausa) appreciated the gesture.
The general secretary of the Mile 12 Market Association, Alhaji Muhammed Abuduhu, said he was happy for the kind gesture of LASTMA and KAI Brigade in the enlightenment programme, education and sensitisation of the Hausa community in the market toward imbibing the right attitude in the day-to-day running of the trading activities in the market.
Abududu stated that he would do everything within his capacity to instill in his traders (Mile 12 Market Association) the expected compliance as regards the activities of trading in the market.
Yeye Dupe Ojo, the leader of women traders in the market added also that Mile 12 market remains a farmer’s market, emphasising that they have always been environmentally conscious in the discharge of their trading activities in the market.
“We are going to co-operate as usual with the state government in lifting the state to greater height. We will not in any way disobey the environmental and traffic laws of the state,” he pledged.