Responsibilities

The Ministry of Transportation has as its assigned ministerial responsibilities, the following:

  • Public Transportation Policy Direction and Control.
  • Supervision, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of all transportation policies and programmes by transport related agencies in Lagos State.
  • Formulation of all relevant laws affecting Transportation.
  • Provision of Road Infrastructure and Furniture appropriate for Transportation and Traffic Management Control.
  • Supervision and Control of Motor Parks and Transportation Unions.
  • Performing oversight functions on all its agencies; MVAA, LAGBUS, LAMATA, LASTMA, LASDRI, LASWA and LAGFERRY.
  • Establishing inter-face with other agencies of State Government on transportation and other related matters.
  • Liaison and co-operating with the Federal Ministry of Transportation and Transport Agencies of the federal government and other States of the federation.

DEPARTMENTS:

The Ministry aside the statutory departments of Administration and Human Resource,   Finance and Accounts also has the following professional Departments through which it carries out its statutory responsibilities. These include –

(i))        Transport Policy and Coordination

(ii)         Transport Operations

(iii)       Transport Engineering

(iv)      Public Transport and Commuter Services

(v)        Vehicle Inspection Service

AGENCIES:

Additionally, the Ministry superintends over seven Agencies of government which report to the Honourable Commissioner (MOT) through the Permanent Secretary (MOT). These agencies include

(i)         Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA): responsible for management and control of Traffic and the enforcement of relevant laws

(ii)        Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA): responsible for the co-ordination and management of water transportation, granting of ferry licenses and concessions for the operation of terminals to applicants

(iii)       Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA): constructs road networks and make recommendations on route planning

(iv)       Lagos State Drivers’ Institute (LASDRI): re-trains professional and commercial drivers in the art of vehicle driving, maintenance, management, customer service relations, ethics and being road user friendly

(v)        Motor Vehicle Administration Agency (MVAA): registration and capturing of all data on vehicles and drivers

(vi)       Lagos Bus Service Limited (LBSL): Established to drive, implement, and sustain the reform of the public bus transportation sector

(vii)      Lagos Ferry Services Company (LAGFERRY): operates water transportation services geared at providing a viable alternative to road transportation.