Obaseki rewards 33 EDSTMA officials for dedication to duty

…approves automatic promotion, N250,000 cash reward for each official

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has approved automatic promotion for 33 outstanding officials of the Edo State Traffic Management Agency (EDSTMA), who have shown commitment, dedication and diligence in discharging their duties.

Obaseki gave the approval while rewarding the 33 selected outstanding EDSTMA officials, who he said have given their best to ease vehicular and human movements in the state.

The governor, who was visibly elated over their elevation, said his administration and the people of the state were proudly delighted at the new EDSTMA and its officials.

According to him, “You have won the hearts of the people through the new approach to traffic management, and despite various provocations you receive daily from motorists and pedestrians, you have remained resolute and displayed unquestionable character. Many of you have displayed diligence while discharging your duties.”

He noted further that the process was transparent as both the management and the people of Edo State recommended the officials through various reports which were followed and investigated.

Obaseki said: “From my observation, almost all of you are good officials except a very few who choose to do otherwise, but actions are always taken when complaints come.

“As a government, we are going to recruit additional 250 EDSTMA officials before the end of the year to further ease some of the challenges faced by the agency.

“Today, we are rewarding those of you who have been outstanding in your duties. I have been advised that all of you should be promoted to the next rank and step, to motivate you and stimulate productivity in your field. I say thank you for making us proud as you are one of our success stories as we celebrate two years in office. Each of you will get N250, 000 and hopefully, this would motivate you to put in your best.”

The governor explained that he has received report and proposal to install traffic lights across the Benin metropolis as well as  Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras to curb  violation of traffic, adding: I wonder why some people would disobey traffic lights (signs) when as a governor, I obey it.”

Earlier, the managing director of the agency, Dennis Oloriegbe, thanked the governor for the opportunity given to them to serve the people of the state, and explained that through the commendation of the public and media, the 33 officials were selected for the reward.

Responding on behalf of the awardees, Osagie Emokpae, thanked EDSTMA management and the state governor for the opportunities given to them to contribute their quota to the state’s development through traffic management, and  pledged further commitment and dedication to their duties.

“This is a motivating factor for us and we promise to continue to do our best to serve the state,” he added.

Obaseki rewards 33 EDSTMA officials for dedication to duty
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki (2nd left); his Deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu (2nd right); Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq. (left) and the Managing Director, Edo State Traffic Management Agency (EDSTMA), Mr. Dennis Oloriegbe (right); during the Reward of Selected Staff by Mr. Governor, at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Benin City
Obaseki rewards 33 EDSTMA officials for dedication to duty
Cross-section of the Awardees of the Edo State Traffic Management Agency EDSTMA.


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