Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Don’t be violent, Fashola tells LASTMA, others

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola on Monday urged officials of the state’s Traffic Management Authority, Kick Against Indiscipline and Neighbourhood Watch to respect people’s rights by using non-violent strategy in discharging their duties.

Fashola, who spoke through a video teleconferencing, gave the advice at the commencement of a training programme, organised by the Office of Senior Special Assistant on Transport Education for 7,960 law enforcement officers at the state Public Service Staff Development Centre, Magodo.

The governor said, “As law enforcement personnel, you must display the core values of integrity, commitment, pride, professionalism, self-respect and respect for others in the course of discharging your core responsibilities.

“You are engaged in the difficult yet important business of helping to regulate human behaviour on a daily basis. Your decisions affect people’s lives. You must bear that in mind in your decision making. You are working for the people. You are their servant and not their masters.”

I hope they will hear this and stop behaving crudely on the roads.

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