According to Ikorodu Diamond Lions Club, Frontline road service personnel who ends up not partaking from their basic engagements to aid longevity has become the club next line of action to proffer solutions to community challenges.
Agencies like Vehicle Inspection Officers (V.I.O), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps are mostly engulfed with discharging duties on the roadside and ensuring the road experience ease in areas of traffic controls and congestions.
To that effect, leadership and volunteer members of Ikorodu Diamond Lions club ably led by the Club’s President, Lion Roseline Ogunlana NLCF took to Sagamu road secretariat of traffic agencies in Ikorodu on the 21st of September 2021, to orientate and simultaneously organise a free medical check-up program for the road law enforcement officers creating the need for them to prioritise their health.
The program also included free tests for all ranking unit heads and staff in areas of Blood Pressure, Sugar Level and Eye Deficiency.
“I believe this initiative will promote good health because people die from not knowing their health status daily. By organising this medical check-up today, everyone is certain to know their limitations and yardsticks to manage their health” Mrs Fashai Esther (Federal Road Safety Corps, Ikorodu Unit Command)
“Knowing your status gives you the edge and makes you confident about your health position which will ultimately bestows peace of mind to anyone regardless of their title. Onbehalf of the unit commander, federal road safety corps, we thank Ikorodu diamond lions club for reaching out to us and I pray for more collaboration of this kind” Mr Oguniyi Mobayode (Deputy Route Commander, FRSC Ikorodu Unit)
“We have keenly observed that most of the time, these traffic law enforcers are not privy to some of the services we render to aid humanity due to their busy work routines on a weekly basis. They’re always on the road effecting easy passage of motorists, checking vehicles and controlling the gridlocks from all axis” Lion Idowu Tomac (Service Chairperson)
“Also, while on traffic controlling vehicles, smokes and debris affects these personnel, Not knowing they must have been afflicted with eye issues due to their rigorous activities. There is stress and fatigue element involved in the work too, We felt it necessary to take this program direct to them as a form of orientation and also check-up”
“Lagos is a congested metropolis and our club is not only positioned to support the needy, we also carryout varieties of assessments across the community to know definite areas that needs attention. We saw that these frontline officers craves for this support even though they might not say it, As you can see thier reactions during the course of executing this program, they’re happy we came and are expecting we continue in this form of collaboration” Lion Idowu Tomac added