As part of its activities to celebrate the festive season, Israel Ibeleme Foundation has given out gifts and awarded scholarships to children of traffic wardens selected from traffic control points across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Israel Ibeleme Foundation is a non-governmental organization (NGO) in the Federl Capital Territory.
The event which came as a surprise to the traffic wardens, had in attendance, the Assistant Commissioner of Police, DPOs and other top ranking police officers in the Command.
Speaking at the event, the Founder, Mr Israel Ibeleme noted said traffic wardens deserve to be appreciated and encouraged.
In his words, “Many people may conclude that they are doing a job they’re being paid for, but these are men and women who have families but spend most of their times on the road, just to ensure orderliness and safety for road users.
“Their nature of job is one that involves motor accident risk, but yet, you find many of them dedicated and deeply committed to their duties”.
He said that instead of watching from the sidelines, every Nigerian should take active part in fixing the issues facing the nation.
“Try to do that one thing you want to see. If you want good school buildings in your community, contribute and build one”, he added.
In his response, the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Nurudeen A. Sabo lauded the Foundation for thinking about the welfare of traffic wardens and initiating a noble gesture.
The gesture to the traffic wardens is the first of its kind in the country.
He said that the selected beneficiaries are just some of the dedicated Traffic wardens. He called on other Nigerians to emulate the initiatives of the Foundation.
One of the beneficiaries, Inspector Antonia Uchendu from the Wuse Division, who fought hard to hold back tears said she was at her duty post when she was called to come over to the office.
She said that she was happy that her little efforts have been noticed and appreciated.
She commended the Foundation for the gift and scholarship pledging to be more dedicated to her job.
Also, the Foundation took the same programme to the Abuja sector command of the Federal Road Safety Corp, where five traffic controller got gifts while two of them got scholarships for their children.