Sir: I am, indeed, quite elated that reconstruction works have, once again, begun on the long abandoned Lagos- Badagry Expressway. It will be recalled that works have been stalled on the expressway for over four years, thereby leading to frustrations and heart aches for residents along the axis.
I want to really appreciate the Sanwo-Olu administration for making good its promise to revisit the abandoned road. Hopefully, the eventual completion of the road would bring succour to those of us who live around the area.
Avuyeh Yusuf, Iyana-Iba, Lagos
THUMPS UP FOR SANWO-OLU
Sir: I commend Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu for delivering on his promise to provide brand new buses for staff of the State Government.
The new staff buses, fully equipped with air conditioner, LCD display, USB charger, waste disposal etc have the capacity to convey seventy (70) passengers at a time. Public Servants who now enjoy the luxury of being transported in such state of the art busses are full of praises to the governor.
To ensure longevity of the buses, they should be properly managed and maintained so it could serve the staff for long. Also, drivers of the buses should strictly abide by the rules and regulations guiding driving of such high capacity busses. They should not intimidate other road users with the sheer size of their buses. They must understand that as ambassadors of the state government, they should not do things that could tarnish the image of the government.
Motunrayo Adebanjo, Press Room,
Ministry of Information & strategy
APPLAUSE FOR NURSES
Sir: Permit me to applaud nurses in the public sector who work effortlessly to ensure protection of lives. From a personal experience, I have learnt not to see public sector nurses as laid back or haughty.
I urge patients visiting public hospitals to be courteous while dealing with nurses. They should treat nurses with courtesy in view of the service they render. Nurses should, however, not abuse their position by transferring aggression on hapless patients. This isn’t right and. must be discouraged
In view of the volume of work they do, I implore all tiers of government to employ more nurses to boost the ratio of patients to a nurse. Also, government should look into training of nurses to enhance professionalism.
MODERN PARKING LOTS NEEDED AT THE SECRETARIAT
Sir: In a cosmopolitan city like Lagos State, where vehicles are the dominant means of transportation, car parks have become a major necessity. This is also true of the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, which serves as the policy formulation and implementation hub of the state. The sheer magnitude of cars always in search of parking space at the Secretariat leaves much to be desired.
Consequently, visitors and staff often spend valuable time searching for parking space. As a result of this, vehicles are often parked in such a way that sometimes hinder free vehicular movement. It looks like identification stickers that allow for entrance into the Secretariat is no longer being strictly adhered to. It has been recently observed that some vehicles without stickers are parked within the Secretariat.
One strongly canvasses that efforts should be made to speed up work on the modern car park being constructed opposite the Secretariat exit gate.
This modern car park is a big plus for government, as it will truthfully ease this present parking challenge in and around the Secretariat
GOD BLESS MRS. TORO OLADAPO
The recent glorious exit of Mrs. Adetoro Oladapo, the former Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Information & Strategy, from the Public Service is a lesson to every serving Public Servant that whatever you sow you will reap. The way everyone rallied round this woman of substance to give her a befitting sent forth really touched my heart. It goes to show how much she has impacted on many people. Though I am barely one year old in the service, I can attest to the good nature of Mrs. Oladapo. She is more than a mother to us, especially the younger officers.
She was always encouraging us to do our utmost best to distinguish ourselves as competent officers who could be relied on in the system. She is a professional who knows her job like the palm of her hand. The only regret that I have, which I believe some of my colleagues equally share with me, is that she is leaving so soon. How I wish we had been with her longer than this.
Well, God knows all things. I pray that God continue to guide and protect her now and always. Thank you, our darling mummy, sister, aunty and boss with a difference.
Ministry of Information & Strategy, Alausa, Ikeja.