By Emmanuel Daudu/Nigeria
It was a Superlative moment of amazement as highly scored traffic wardens of the Nigeria Police Force and Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) were singled out for public recognition and honour by the Israel Ebeleme Foundation on Monday.
The Foundation honoured them with gifts and scholarships for their children as a sign of motivation to being more devoted to incumbent.
A number of Eight (8) Police traffic wardens and total of five (5) traffic controllers of the Federal Road Safety Corps received overwhelming hampers each, as though not enough, the foundation awarded six (6) scholarships to children of the police officers and two (2) children of outstanding FRSC sector command marshals.
Earlier, the sector Commander AG. Wobin disclosed that beneficiaries were randomly selected at different locations by the Israel Ibeleme Foundation team, Police authorities and the FRSC marshals, told AFRICASECURITYINVESTIGATION Reporter that the gesture has become an inspiration for more dedication to duties and as such it is a challenge to other NGO’s to emulate the foundation in setting the pace.
The Founder, Israel Ibeleme Foundation, Mr. Israel Ibeleme, noted that the honour was meant to acknowledge the officers and encourage them to do more in their sundry posts of duty.
“The foundation has seen reasons why it should acknowledge, celebrate and appreciate the up and doing gallant traffic wardens, men and women who have shown dedication and commitment to their duties and service to the nation in their place of duty.
“Many may feel that they are merely doing their jobs, but these are men and women who have families, but spend most of their time and energy on our roads ensuring orderliness and safety of road users.
“These are fellow Nigerians whose duties expose them to risks of cars or other forms of road accidents.
“These are Nigerians, who most times do not have time for self-development, nor do they have other businesses than controlling traffic.
“The hamper give away project is also to encourage other well-to-do Nigerians to support our traffic controllers as encouragement and appreciation for their selflessness in discharging their duties in service of our dear country Nigeria,” Israel Ibeleme, founder of the foundation stated.
Also speaking at the event at the police command in Abuja, ACP Nurudeen Sabo, urged those not selected to work hard to be selected next time.
He also urged the foundation to maintain the tempo, urging Nigerians to emulate the gesture.
“We need more people from the community. We need more people like you in society,” he said.
One of the beneficiaries in the police force, Antonia Uchendu said: “I am very grateful, I am happy. I never expected it. I am very surprised.
“I never knew people are watching. I thank God. I have been working at 100 per cent. Now it will be 150 per cent.”
Similarly, a highly elated beneficiary, Iliya Rejoice Gambo, a female marshal, told Abuja Business Report that she never expected the rewards as she was not aware that she was being watched.
Also at the ceremony was Pastor Samuel Ibeleme who encouraged beneficiaries to remain resilient in service delivery to the nation. Speaking further, he gave an aphorism stating that ‘to whom much is given, much is expected’.