LASTMA to sue film, skit makers over unofficial use of its uniforms, kits


The Lagos State Site visitors Administration Authority (LASTMA) has threatened to cost movie and skit creators for utilizing its uniforms and kits with out permission.

Whereas delivering this menace, LASTMA’s administration proclaimed the illegal use of its uniforms, kits, and different equipment by movie and skit makers unlawful in a press assertion signed by its spokesperson, Adebayo Taofiq.

In response to Taofiq, the Common Supervisor (GM) of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, disapproved on the disparaging portrayal of the establishment in motion pictures and comedies.

Oreagba additionally expressed concern about how they use LASTMA uniforms with out referring to Part 79 of the Lagos State Felony Legislation 2015, which criminalizes such unlawful use.

He acknowledged this after watching a totally outfitted actress in a LASTMA uniform in a Nollywood movie titled ‘Gbogbo Lowo’ and different spoof motion pictures on numerous social media platforms.

In response to Taofiq’s assertion, Oreagba suggested movie or skit makers who painting Lastma Officers with out first making use of for and receiving a allow letter for such portrayals to cease instantly or face the complete wrath of the regulation.

He argues that such sobriety in filmmaking, in addition to management of the possession and use of Lastma uniforms, will undoubtedly scale back the unfold of Lastma kits, uniforms, and accoutrements in society.

 “We implore the Nationwide Affiliation of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTA) and different affiliated our bodies to warn their members as anybody caught utilizing Lastma Uniform with out an accredited allow can be prosecuted,” the LASTMA boss asserted.


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