Lagos government dismisses two enforcement officers over extortion
• To unveil Abiola’s statue at 25th June 12 lecture
Lagos State government at the weekend dismissed two enforcement officers, over extortion and illegal arrest.
The affected officials were Babatunde Scale and Abioye Bakare of the Central Business District (CBD), Alausa, Ikeja.
Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Central Business District, Olarenwaju Elegushi, disclosed this.
According to him, the dismissal was part of government moves to re-orientate and awaken a renewed mindset of its workforce.
Elegushi added that government would not tolerate any illegality by its officers in the discharge of their duties.
He explained that the two officers were caught extorting money from a traffic offender.
He stressed that government’s motive of monitoring its officers and volunteer corps is to achieve better service delivery through discipline.
“The agency has dismissed a number of enforcement officers, volunteer corps, as well as sanitation corps whose actions undermined its objectives. They also compromised the public image of government.”
Elegushi advised motorists, business operators, and visitors to adhere to traffic, sanitation and security rules.
He assured the public that reported cases of extortion; molestation or assault by CBD operatives would be attended to.
He promised that government would not relent in its resolve to “weed out bad eggs among staff of the agency.”
Meanwhile, the state government has concluded plans to unveil a statue of the late M.K.O. Abiola, as it hosts the June 12, 25th anniversary lecture.
The statue, which is located at Ojota Garden, would be unveiled tomorrow as part of activities to mark the day.
The annual lecture, is being put together by the Office of Civic Engagement, under the Deputy Governor’s Office, and the June 12 Coalition of Democratic Formations.
It is scheduled to hold at the De Blue Roof LTV ground, Ikeja, with the theme: “Restructuring-An antidote for effective and efficient polity.”
According to the Special Adviser to the Governor on Civic Engagement, Benjamin Adeyemi Olabinjo, this year’s anniversary is unique because of Federal Government’s official recognition of the day.
Olabinjo enjoined the participating civil society groups and all well-meaning Lagos residents to attend the anniversary, which would begin at 9:00a.m.
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