L-R: DCC Mathew, representing the Sector Commander, FRSC Lagos; State Traffic Officer, CSP Oriyomi; Senator Ganiyu Olarenwaju Solomon, the Dean, School of Transport LASU, Prof. Odewunmi S.G; Director, Transport Engineering, (MOT), Engr. Akinyemi, representing the Perm Sec, (MOT), Maroof Musa; Deputy Controller, LASTMA, Mr. AmusaTaofeek Olusoji and The Chairman, Lagos State Taskforce, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi at the recent AGM/Award of Trans Safe in Lagos.
Transsafe 360 Degree Global Initiative successfully held her 3rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and awards aimed at recognizing those who have contributed immensely to transport safety and security of lives and properties in Nigeria.
Addressing members and intending members at the 3rd annual general meeting/awards, a BoT member, Transsafe 360 Degree Forum, Dr. Charles Asenime, said that there is no NGO that register members for free “but we have been doing so to encourage and accommodate everyone who is interested to join the forum”.
He stated that a little sacrifice must be made, “because when you don’t make commitments to associations or groups you belong to, then you will not understand where you belong to and your right of participation in such organization”.
While giving a welcome speech, the President, Transsafe 360 Degree Global Initiative, Alhaji Ganiyu Jimba; said that the forum was incorporated in 2017 as an NGO with Board of Trustees to champion the affairs of the Forum.
He said that, the forum has achieved a lot within a short period “as we have done many public enlightenment, transport safety advocacy and have made so many suggestions to the Lagos state government, which today is beneficial to the general public and we will continue to do more in achieving a safer transport environment as we have also pledged to help secure lives, properties and transport safety in Nigeria”.
The President expressed joy, saying that the reason behind the awards was that people have been effortlessly making sure that free flow of traffic and transport safety is assured in Lagos state.
While launching the Forum’s Lapel, the Former Senator, Representing Mushin West, Senator Ganiyu Olarenwaju Solomon, said he will continue to support the Forum activities at all times.
The Dean, School of Transport, Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Odewunmi S.G, promised that within his power, he will make sure that every student of School of Transport (LASU), becomes a member of Transsafe 360 Degree Global Initiative.
Mr. Rotimi Anifowose, who is also the Deputy Director, Special Duties, Nigeria Shippers Council; gave a lecture on the “Importance of NGOs Collaboration”, said that, government should stop seeing “NGOs as a non serious entity but should see us as partners in achieving a smart city”.
Awards were given to transportation stakeholders in Lagos, who have contributed to transport safety and free traffic flow in Nigeria, especially Lagos State.
Those who received awards were: DCC Hyginus Omeje, Sector Commander FRSC Lagos (Award on Contributions to Road Safety in Lagos); The Dean, School of Transport, LASU, S. G Odewunmi (Recognition Award in Transport Development); Commissioner for Transport Lagos State, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde (Recognition Award in Transport Development); Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Lagos State, Mr. Musa Maroof (Contribution Award to Lagos State Transport); Chairman Lagos State Taskforce, Olayinka Egbeyemi (Recognition Award on contribution to safe transport in Lagos).
Others were: General Manager, LACVIS, Mr Ogunaike (Award of Support to Transsafe 360 Degree); The CSP, State State Traffic Officer, Orioyomi Oluwasanmi, (Best Female Transport Officer in Nigeria); The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transport, Hon. Oluwatoyin Fayinka (Award of Honor); Lagos Traffic Radio (Best Traffic Radio); The Commander RRS, DCP, Olatunji Disu (Recognition award); and LASTMA.
Transsafe 360 Degree Global Initiative rewards Transport Stakeholders