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So Sad…LASTMA Official Slumps & Dies on Duty

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LASTMA Official Collapses BellaNaijaA Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) official slumped and subsequently died on Saturday, while controlling traffic on Ishaga Road in the Idi-Araba, Mushin area of Lagos.

According to Punch, the deceased, Kazeem Lawal, was rushed to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) when he collapsed. However, no one attended to him because of the ongoing strike action. He was then rushed to the Randle Hospital where he was confirmed dead.

According to one of Lawal’s colleagues:

“We do not have any insurance policy. We do not have any hazard allowance. It is very painful.

His family members are in disarray at present. We work round the clock, and we are usually overwhelmed. He must have collapsed from accumulated stress.

Since the government sacked some LASTMA workers last year, there has been a burden on the workforce. Work posts, where seven personnel were handling, have been reduced to one or two.”

The whole thing happened so fast and so shocking. By the time they took him to the Randle Hospital, he had died.”

Photo Credit: Punch

13 Comments

  1. chukwukadibia

    July 13, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    God save Nigeria from greedy corrupt politicians.Amen,we are soo rich a country,yet we are soo poor.

  2. Zeal

    July 13, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Eeya, Unu doh o! R.I.P

  3. Nerve

    July 13, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I hope his salary for last month was paid o. And dat all his entitlements will be paid.

  4. Emmrys Omzy

    July 13, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    R. I. P. My condolences to the family and Lagos State Government.
    Its a great lose to the family and the Country.

  5. nene+

    July 13, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Eyaaa may his soul rest in peace. So much apathy cos of the way LASTMA guys usually acts and the way they have lead to the death of others. Yes but non deserve to die.

    May his soul rest in peace.

  6. bunmi

    July 13, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Na stress kill am

  7. TELL-THEM

    July 13, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Maybe the curse from the last person he harassed made him slump on duty.. If you have fallen victim of LASTMA officials, you want feel anything for them

    • kelly

      July 13, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      So because of a harrasement, he deserves to die. Well, he is dead i am sure you are very happy. Sometimes we need to watch what we say. Your statement is very heartless.

  8. nene

    July 13, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    he died from dehydration. he’s probably fasting, and won’t drink water, which is bad because the sun in nigeria would dehydrate him. people should be wise when it comes to religion and their health.

  9. kelly

    July 13, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Don’t generalize people. Karma is a bitch. You don’t have Gods eye to see if this man engaged in such atrocities.

    • kelly

      July 13, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      my comment above is directed to @TELL-THEM. R.I.P to the man. It migth have been a possible heart-attack. R.I.P. The nigerian government needs to take health insurance seriously. Its a very important thing needed in emergency situations.

  10. Adaeze Writes

    July 13, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Awwww so sad! May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

  11. nicknice

    July 31, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    R I P kn body knows when he or she will pass out

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