In a heartwarming recognition of exceptional dedication and selfless service, Mr. Atayi Anthony Temitope, an operative of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) stationed at the Area Golf Command Zone 7 Ejigbo, was honored with the ‘Exceptional Service’ award over the weekend. The award was presented to him by the Radio Television Theater and Arts Workers Union Chapter of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Mr. Adebayo Taofiq, the Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, proudly shared the news of Traffic Officer Atayi Anthony Temitope’s well-deserved recognition. The award ceremony took place during the celebration of ‘RATTAWU WEEK’ at the Media Centre of NAN, located at the National Arts Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.
Comrade Ayodeji Fadipe, Chairman of RATTAWU, NAN Chapter, explained the reason behind this prestigious award. He highlighted Atayi Anthony Temitope’s unwavering dedication and commitment to ensuring the free and unimpeded flow of traffic from Jakande Estate to the Oke-Alfa area of the State.
Comrade Fadipe stated, “Traffic Officer Atayi Anthony Temitope was appreciated by the public after he was noticed under heavy rain using broken blocks and other materials in filling every pothole between Jakande Estate down to Oke-Alfa Bridge.”
Among various uniformed personnel considered for public recognition, Lastma Temitope emerged as the winner, thanks to his extraordinary selfless service to the community he serves.
During the award presentation, Mr. Ali Mohammad Ali, the Managing Director of NAN, highlighted the risks associated with traffic management and control. Despite these challenges, Lastma Temitope was recognized and appreciated for his unwavering dedication to his work.
The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, expressed his belief that this award would serve as an encouragement to other uniformed personnel to go above and beyond in their service to the public.
In response to this well-deserved recognition, Lastma Atayi Anthony Temitope expressed his gratitude to the members of NAN for acknowledging his service.
He also extended his appreciation to the management of LASTMA for providing a conducive working environment for its officers.
Lastma Temitope made a promise to continue his dedication to his duties, ensuring the safety and convenience of the public he serves.