Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has urged officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and other law enforcement agencies in the state to be professional in discharging their duties.
The governor reminded them that they are the face of the law and urged them to make professionalism the hallmark of law enforcement.
He spoke at the opening of the annual mandatory training for the law enforcers at the Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI) in Magodo, Lagos.
Represented by his deputy Dr Idiat Adebule, Ambode assured that his administration would continue to place high emphasis on law enforcement and give serious considerations to all possible innovations for positive impact on the effectiveness of law enforcement in the state.
The governor described the recently inaugurated Special Offences Mobile Court to summarily deal with the growing cases of traffic and environmental abuses as a demonstration of his administration’s commitment to bring sanity and civility in the conduct of residents.
He noted that the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corp Law was recently signed into law to ensure safety of lives of the residents.
The Commissioner for Justice and Attorner-General, Mr Adeniji Kazeem, warned officials to stop collecting bribes.
“I implore you to re-double your efforts, resist bias, stop collecting bribes and see your job as your own contribution to making the state great,” Kazeem said.