Over the weekend, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority drew five traffic officers who had legally retired from the state civil service.
Mr Bolaji Oreagba, the General Manager, described these five traffic officers as “beautiful, diligent, and committed traffic officers who served the Agency in various capacities” after revealing that they all retired at the statutory age of 60 years in accordance with the Law.
According to a statement signed by LASTMA Director, Public Affairs Unit, Adebayo Taofiq, and made public on Monday, Oreagba urged retirees to always go for regular medical checkups and not be extravagant in their spending because their monthly salaries would no longer be paid.
“Think less not to be an agent of depression, interact with friends and be vigilant of fraudsters after collecting your entitlements,” the GM advised the retirees.
Also speaking at the event, the General Manager of Lagos State Drivers Institute, Mrs Tiamiyu Afusat, advised those retired Traffic Officers to be closer to God.
On behalf of other retirees, Mr. Sauth Ayuba Olaniyi, thanked the Lagos State Government, particularly LASTMA for giving them the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the state via traffic management and control.
Other four retirees are Mr. Smith Hakeem Adekunle, 60, (Chief Law Enforcement Officer), Mr. Adegbuyi Olufemi Sunday, 60, (Law Superintendent Officer), Mr. Mohammed Nurudeen Ogunkola, 60, (Chief Law Enforcement Officer) and Mr. Matteau Gbadebo, 60.