By Salisu Sani-Idris
Federal Capital Territory Minister of State Dr Ramatu Aliyu on Thursday honored a traffic controller, Insp. Audu Selbol, in Abuja, for her exceptional commitment to duty.
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the officer, popularly known in the nation’s capital as “the dancing officer”, received as a gift a frying refrigerator, a grinder, food items and a sum of undisclosed money.
The minister said she was touched after watching a documentary where the traffic controller happily and enthusiastically did his job without worrying about the adverse conditions on the road.
Aliyu, who presented the gifts to the officer through the leaders of his political pressure group, “Team Ramatu,” noted that Nigerians, who work hard with a sense of patriotism, should be encouraged.
She urged Nigerians, especially women and youth, not to lose confidence in the country but to strive to effectively play their role in national development.
One of the group’s leaders, Farida Suleiman, also urged women to support their husbands, while aspiring to lead in any way they can.
She further praised the traffic controller, stating that “this man does this job with passion.
“Don’t think that people are not looking at you, that someone is looking at you. So do your job with passion, ”said Suleiman.
Responding, the officer, thanked the minister and her group for the honor,
Selbol said his motivation to work was attributed to his strong belief that diligence rewards.
He said, however, that his wish was to inspire people to be their best in everything they do, and to be recognized for that as well. (NOPE)
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