Leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria, has donated traffic booths to the Lagos Police Command as part of its commitment to support the activities of the police in ensuring coordination and safety of Lagos Road users.
The brief ceremony, which took place at the Lagos State Police Headquarters, Ikeja, on Thursday, January 19, 2023, was to officially hand over the traffic booths to the Lagos Police Command.
Speaking at the ceremony, Director of Corporate Communications, Airtel Nigeria, Femi Adeniran, said, “Over the years, Airtel Nigeria has worked closely with the Lagos Police Command, and we have collaborated on several initiatives with a positive impact towards making Lagos a safer and more secured State to live in and do business. We are firm in our resolve to consistently drive the vision of Airtel Africa towards sustainability, and we consistently work to demonstrate this in our deeds through our CSR interventions.
“We are always glad to support the police force in the great work that they do daily because we understand that once there is security, people can live and make ends meet without fear, and that is the only way we can say that we have a good society.”
Also speaking during the ceremony, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Sylvester Abiodun Alabi, thanked the Airtel team, recounting previous support over the years, some of which include the donation of phones to all police commissions in Lagos, donation of Patrol Vehicles, renovation of Zone 2 Command, renovation of Lekki Phase 1 Police post and the provision of CCTV cameras, etc.
“On behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman CFR, and the Lagos State Police Command, I would like to thank Airtel for their support to the Nigerian Police over the years and for this particular donation of traffic booths for our traffic officers through its corporate social responsibility.
“Not everyone or every organisation appreciates what the police does for society; therefore, we are pleased to see that Airtel recognises and supports our effort to carry out our duties optimally,” he said.
The Commissioner added that the donated booths would be placed in strategic locations across the state to serve as an inspiration to other organisations to support the police in the discharge of their duties.