Fashola Gets NOA N30,000 Reward for Arresting Military Officer Driving on BRT Lane

:::::The buzz surrounding the arrest
of two military officers for
driving on the dedicated lane
for Bus Rapid Transport
(BRT) has evidently not died
On July 17, 2012, the Lagos
State Governor, Babatunde
Fashola received praise for
stopping his convoy to accost
two military officers who were
driving on the BRT lane at the
Outer Marina in Central Lagos.
Still in the wake of that news,
the National Orientation
Agency (NOA) has said that Governor Fashola will receive N30,000 from the agency for
stopping soldiers driving on the dedicated BRT lane.
Mr. Mike Omeri, Director General of the agency told PM News that Fashola had shown
courage by stopping the soldiers on the lane meant only for the BRT bus.
He added that every Nigerian that did a good including Fashola would be honoured by the
The agency also gave a $200 reward to a taxi driver who found and returned $120,000
forgotten in his car by a passanger.
Similarly, Governor Fashola has signed the new Lagos Traffic Bill into law yesterday. According
to Daily Times, the law prohibits eating, counting money, making phone calls and engaging in
other dangerous activities while driving.
The provision prescribes a fine of N30,000 for violators.
The law also compels commercial bus drivers and their conductors to wear identification tags,
while property owners are to report cases of abandoned vehicles in their vicinity or risk
Officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) are empowered to
administer breathalysers on drivers to detect their drunkenness, while owners of commercial
vehicles are compelled to obtain operating licences from government.

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