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Traffic wardens in Nigeria

06 July 2015, 19:17

What offence has traffic wardens committed against the Nigeria Police Hierarchy and Nigerians? It is no longer a story that the Nigeria Police Hierarchy, the Police Service Commission have deliberately abandoned a group of Nigerians employed by the federal government to perform essentially traffic duties under the control and supervision of the Inspector General of Police.

It should be noted that the traffic warden service was established under decree no 21 of 1975. As the name implies, the wardens are employed to performed essentially traffic duties, exclusively under the control and supervision of the IGP, while promotion follows as spelt out in the conventional counterpart of the Nigeria Police Force.

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But it has has been observed with utmost discomfort that traffic wardens have been abandoned by previous IGP's and the police service commission, psc. In spite of the fact that these Nigerians perform their duties under the hot sun and under the rain. It is worry some and unbelievable that former IGP's elevated the general duty counterpart of the Nigeria Police and dumped the wardens since 2003, the PSC and Nigerians pretend as if nothing is happening.

Some of their conventional counterparts promoted 2003 together with the wardens have been promoted DSP's and ASP1. I therefore appeal to the present IGP to see what the traffic wardens are going through.

In 2003 a signal of promotion instructing commands to recommend senior traffic wardens to AST's and AST1 unknown to the wardens that the signal was a trick. Note that your intervention sir, IGP Solomon Arase. will bring more promotion and God intervention in all your undertakings.

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