‘Support for less privilege promotes commitment to work’
Nigerians have been urged to support the less privilege in the society, as this would go a long way in uplifting their spirit and commitment to work.
The Captain of the Cycology Club, Mr. Tunde Laoye, stated this yesterday, during the club’s sponsored ride and presentation of food items and cash token to about 100 street sweepers in Lagos.
Applauding all the sponsors, he said the club decided to support the sweepers to encourage them to continue to work, despite the dangers associated with their task.
“I saw a research that said between 2010 and 2013, about 57 street sweepers were killed in Lagos.
This is terrible. We can’t help everybody and we can’t do everything, but let’s even make them feel appreciated. The worst part of it is that there are so many dangers that they are exposed to, not only danger from road or car, but also from the danger of air, the dirt they clean daily.”
He said apart from appreciating the sweepers, the Cycology hopes to provide signs to alert motorists that sweepers are on duty.
Laoye also said the club is keying into the global share the road campaign aimed at promoting courtesy among road users in Lagos.