Two physically disadvantaged men from the northern part of the country, Salisu Adamu,  Salisu Audu and one Anthony Edewor who have been voluntarily helping traffic control for months have been co-opted into the Lagos State traffic management agency by Governor Babatunde Fashola.
The governor also announced the transformation of 3,311 men and women of the State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) and the Kick against Indiscipline (KAI) from ad-hoc staff to  permanent status as a civil servants.
Fashola  gave the directive yesterday at the official launch of the State Law Enforcement Training Institute and graduation ceremony of officers of LASTMA and KAI held at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.
He said: “Instead of being ad-hoc staff, you are now full-fledged public servants of the state. Your work will entitle you all the benefits that the permanent staff members enjoy, including pension rights. You will be entitled to pension rights under our contributory pension scheme. For LASTMA and KAI, we have created a new cadre of employment in the Lagos State public service. We have the legal cadre. We have the architecture cadre. We have the teaching cadre. We have the medical cadre. We have the administration cadre. We have created the law enforcement cadre for you.”
The governor highlighted that in a state of 21 million people, less than one million are serving in the public service. “It is a big honour, and our nation can do us no better honour than to give us privilege to serve. Let us remember this as we go out every day,” he said.

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