Police, LASTMA, FRSC bag Lekki residents awards

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By Rukayat Moisemhe

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) have bagged the Lekki Estates Residents and Stakeholders Association (LERSA) awards.

Alhaji Sulyman Bello, President, LERSA, at the award ceremony in Lagos, said the award was in recognition of exemplary service after the tenure of deserving officers.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the awardees include the former Area J commander, eight former Divisional Police Officers (DPO), two LASTMA former Area Commanders and one retiring FRSC Unit Commander.

They are ACP Olajide Agboola, former Area Commander, CSP Onyinye Onwuamaegbu, CSP Adolf Ogwu, CSP Stephen Ademola Abolarin and CSP Tajudeen Mustapha, among others.

Also, Engr. Ariyo Jimoh, former LATSMA Area Commander, Lekki Epe and Mr Alade Adebanjo, former LATSMA Area Commander, Lekki Epe received awards for examplary services.

Bello stated that through their collaborative efforts and patriotism, their lives were constantly put on the line to protect lives and properties on the Lekki Peninsula.

He noted that over the years, LERSA had nurtured a tradition of building symbiotic relationship with partners in the security services.

According to him, one of the veritable tools of the association’s relationship management was the recognition of exemplary service after the tenure of deserving officers.

“This occasion is an auspicious and very important one, considering that it is put together to appreciate the gallant officers who made and are still making this important axis in the economy of Lagos State and Nigeria livable.

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“This is in spite of the challenges posed by the rapid growth of the area; which is now acclaimed by elite-society as the fastest growing real estate corridor in Nigeria and perhaps on the continent.

“ACP Olajide Agboola: our immediate past Area Commander, Nigerian Police Force Area J Lagos State Command, I must place on record your team’s many quick and prompt response to challenging situations.

“Some of us will never forget a few instances where the Police responded within 10 to 15 minutes to an alert of serious armed robbery gang attack on LERSA member-estates on the axis and dislodged the hoodlums without loss of lives or property.

“Hence, the presentation of different categories of award plaques to these outstanding officers is obviously for deserved gratitude, encouragement, and for reinforcement of right and expected values for the newly deployed officers,” he said.

Hon. Noheem Adams, Member, House of Assembly, Etiosa Constituency, lauded LERSA for engaging government and its agencies into doing their best in the axis.

Adams also commended Agboola for his forthrightness and urged the newly deployed officers to do their best to merit such event at their time of departure.

He assured LERSA that the Lagos State Government would continue to make major strides on this axis.

In his remarks, on behalf of the awardees, Agboola, thanked LERSA for the recognition.

He said that while they were only doing their jobs, they were greatly emboldened and encouraged by the efforts of the association. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

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Edited by Chinyere Joel-Nwokeoma

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