…admonishes celebrities to be advocate of discipline to youths
By: Okosun Dennis
The Chairman, Task Force, Lagos State Environmental and Social Offences (Enforcement) Unit, CSP Shola Jejeloye has attributed misuse of power and spread of fake news as corruption.
CSP Jejeloye stated this on Monday in Lagos during a courtesy visit by the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP) led by its President, Mr. Samson Oki and other Executive members.
He lauded the efforts of the association for showing interest in and identifying with the agency, adding that they are trying to do their best to ensure that laws and orders are obeyed in Lagos State.
Jejeloye, therefore, expressed satisfaction with the visit especially at a time like this to share ideas and talk about the issues that bothers on the wellbeing of Lagosians.
“Apart from the fact that law and order must be obeyed; the protection of lives and property is equally one of our primary responsibilities. And in a situation whereby law and order are not obeyed, then lives and properties cannot be protected. That’s why we decided to make our decision irreversible to ensure that the state is free from crimes, hoodlums and other kind of social menace,” he said.
The Chairman used the opportunity to call on celebrities to be an advocate of discipline to the youths, who will be trained as Medical Doctors, Engineers instead of wasting money going abroad hire engineers to come and construct our roads.
“Who will do that work when all of them want to turn to Naira Marley? What is the meaning of celebrity? I don’t know the meaning? In those days, celebrities were like models and those that make sacrifices for the society. They instal morals into the society. Not now. The only morals we enjoy now is just naked life, very naked life,” Jejeloye reiterated.
“The responsibilities of our office is multifaceted, therefore, our decision is not to rest on our oars. Our task is not limited to traffic offenders hence we want to take it to the market places where these people will feel the impart.
“Don’t be tired of us. Continue to give us the needed support. Use the little knowledge and experience you have had to be a vehicle of change. Money is not only corruption; the abuse of power is also corruption.
“Let us continue to work together because without you, there is no us. We try to toil the part of the law and not suffer backlash. Posterity is a time keeper and time is a great healer.”
On the use of drugs by commercial drivers, Jejeloye explained that almost 80% of the drivers take drugs. Therefore, we have had meetings with their leaders, educated and enlightened them on the dangers of use.
“I implore passengers and commercial drivers to make effective use of officially recognised bus stops to minimise attacks by miscreants as most of them stay at odd places outside officially approved bus stops.
While congratulating the Chairman for his recent appointment and promotion, NAOSNP President, Mr Oki said since the coming on board of Jejeloye, they have seen significant changes in the mode of operation that has brought tremendous calmness to driving within the metropolis.