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Barely a few Days of resumption, the Lagos
state Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu has declared a state of emergency
on all location that is observed to be having traffic gridlock within Lagos
metropolis
He also ordered the immediate
deployment of an additional one thousand police officers for traffic duties.


Odumosu took the decision during an emergency meeting he summoned at the Command Headquarters to review the current traffic situation in the state.
In attendance at the emergency meeting
were Deputy Commissioners of Police, Department of Finance and Administration,
Department of Operations, Criminal Investigation Department and Rapid Response
Squad.
 Also in attendance were Area Commanders, Area
Operations Officers, State Traffic Officer, And Divisional Traffic Officers
across the state and the Chairman Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and
Special offences, among others.
The CP also reviewed the time-for-duty
report for Traffic Officers to take care of the peak hours. Traffic Duty
Officers would run shifts between 10.am and 10.pm, while the second shift would
be 10.pm to 10.am, providing 24-hours coverage.
They would all operate in their usual
reflective jackets.
According to Odumosu, “The measure
would help in ensuring the free flow of traffic and would also curb the menace
of traffic robbery”.
He urged Lagosians to accord police
officers on traffic duties maximum cooperation in the discharge of their
statutory duties.

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