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Gov. Ambode Appoints Chris Olakpe As New LASTMA Boss


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Gov. Ambode Appoints Chris Olakpe As New LASTMA Boss? Yess! Lagos state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, today appointed retired Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Chris Olakpe as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

His wealth of experience reportedly recommended him for the job.

According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Habib Aruna, the appointment of Olakpe is a strong response to complaints by the public on the situation of traffic on the roads.The government said the appointment is meant to revamp 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.

Christian Akioja Olakpe is a graduate of Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos.

He 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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A Member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians (IABT) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (ICAP), Olakpe rose to become Assistant Inspector General of Police before his retirement in 2014.

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