- An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has been commended for exhibiting professionalism in discharging his duty
- A Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @chimdiadi said the officer simply identified as Mr Ismaila saved him from being extorted by other officers
- Mr Ismaila has further proven that it is not all LASTMA officers that are corrupt
A Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @chimdiadi has taken to the social media platform to appreciate an officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).
Commending the LASTMA officer simply identified as Mr Ismaila, @chimdiadi shared a photo of him and disclosed that he was almost extorted by other officers in the same team with the traffic official.
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He said Ismaila allowed him to leave against the wishes of his team members who wanted to extort him despite the fact that he did nothing wrong.
In his word:
"An excellent service is commendable. I was almost extorted by LASTMAN officers but Mr Ismila against the wishes of his team let me go bcos I did no wrong."
Reacting to the post, a tweep with the handle @eromsidem wrote:
"Oga you don koba dis man & his unit."
"Lasman and extortion are 5&6."
Legit.ng previously reported that a traffic warden, Oloyede Temitope, was 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.
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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 their 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.