- A traffic warden, Oloyede Temitope, has been celebrated by Nigerians on social media for his selfless commitment to humanity
- People who know him well in Ibadan said that they are always amazed by the passion he puts into his job
- Oloyede, in conversation with Ayo Adams, said he sees his office as a way to make lives better and not harder for the people he ought to serve
A traffic warden, Oloyede Temitope, is being celebrated for his selfless service and how he goes about his work without fuss.
In April, Oloyede was picked as the Splash FM Hero of the month. In a video interview done by Ayo Adams, the officer said he sees himself as a servant to the people.
The officer is popular in Ibadan where he directs traffic along custom-secretariat road in the city. A resident, Abdulmumin Adebiyi, said the man corrects erring motorists in love without looking for a way to fleece them of money.
Oloyede stated that he does not see his uniform as a way to subject people to oppression as he spoke about how he is very much passionate about his job.
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Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
"There's a Guy just like him in Ilorin. At pipeline junction adjacent Roemichs school. D guy sabi control traffic."
"He's always smiling."
"This place still doesn't have traffic light after how many years?"
"I legit love this guy. He happily does his thing it's infectious."
"Most times i pass their and his on duty i always wish to tip or dash him money but i dont know how to stretch that hand to him cos i dont want to feel embarrassed if he rejects it. Good man always."
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"This man.......always happy even under the sun."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that when Sunday Erhabor, a police officer of the Lagos command and Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) was attacked and harassed by an erring driver who took "one way", he never knew that incident would give him recognition.
The 53-year-old celebrated policeman was on duty with his subordinates at Four Point by Sheraton Hotel, Oniru on Saturday, April 17, when a man identified as Victor Ebhomenyen, 33, drove against the traffic.
Efforts by ASP Erhabor to arrest the traffic offender led to a scene of chaos as the ageing officer was humiliated.
On Monday, April 19, he was awarded by the governor of Lagos state, Babjide Sanwo-Olu. This came hours after Nigerians raised over N500,000 for the officer who has less than five years to use in service.