The Head of Law Enforcement Training Institute –LETI, Prince Ifalade Oyekan has called on Men and Officers of the Lagos State Law Enforcement Agencies comprising of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority- LASTMA, Vehicle Inspection Service-VIS, Kick Against Indiscipline- KAI and Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corp –LNSC to use the occasion of the 60th Independence Anniversary of Nigeria to rededicate themselves to serving the good people of Lagos State.
Prince Oyekan said that since 60 is a retirement age from the civil service, it is high time citizens retired the memories of the past tainted by ethnic jingoism, religious bigotry and self-centeredness to forge a new country that can take its rightful place in the comity of Nations. He thus admonished that since Lagos is the eye of the Nation, there is a need for Lagos to lead the way through the course already charted by the Governor’s THEMES Agenda.
The Head of LETI stated that the Law Enforcement Agencies are at the core of the THEMES Agenda as clearly enunciated by the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu who places high premium on Efficient Transportation, Sound Health, Functional Education, Effective Safety, Security and Developmental Sports and he admonished Law Enforcement Officers in Lagos State to justify the huge investment of the Lagos State Government in their development as individuals and Law Enforcement Officers.
Earlier at the passing out parade of the 15th Batch of the Lagos State Law Enforcement Officers Mandatory In-service Training on Wednesday the 30th of September, 2020, Mr. Wale Musa, the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Lagos State congratulated the Head of LETI on the noticeable transformation of the Institute. He commended the new Management on the various areas of improvement and admonished the participants to reciprocate by putting on public display the great things learnt from the Institute.
The one time General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) said that the job of Law Enforcement is one of the most difficult in the World and that the people find it difficult to acknowledge the efforts of Law Enforcers in the good life they enjoy. He however said self-discipline is key in the work of the Officers as people more often than not only see their faults, while playing down their efforts.
He further reminded the Officers of the new consequence of modern technology and the Social media on the job. “Many a number of times only half of the story is told as the recorder is unaware of the beginning and sometime doesn’t even wait to see the end before posting the recordings on the social media.” ”This is more the reason why you must keep your behaviours above board while interacting with the Tax Payers who don’t want to obey the Law, yet expect the Officers to maintain Law and Order.”
Prince Ifalade thanked the Permanent Secretary for the visit which he said will act as a morale booster for the Officers as they return to their duties. Ifalade reminded the Officers of his words during the various meetings with them during the training, while saying, “the best gift you can give Mr. Governor is efficient professional services to the people of Lagos State and I am sure you have been adequately prepared for the task.”
The next batch of Officers will resume on Monday the 5th of October, 2020 following the Independence Day Celebration.