The Lagos State Government has presented N5 million cheque to the family of late Mr. Moshood Ayeni, a staff of Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI).
It is recalled that Ayeni died in active service on Tuesday, 23rd of May, 2017.
Speaking at the presentation, at the Command Centre, Bolade, Oshodi, the Permanent Secretary, Office of Chief of Staff, Mr. Olawale Musa who was represented by Mr. Akinrinmade Morakinyo; Director, Special Service, in the Office, said that the gesture is in line with the philosophy of the present administration to supports staff of her agencies that fall victims of injustice while on active service to the state, adding care for families of any worker of the state who died in active service is of utmost importance to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration.
“It is sad that Ayeni lost his life in active service to the state. The administration of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu will continue to show his support for the family left behind by officers who loose their lives while on duty.
“Lagos State is charging all the law enforcement officers in all the state owned agencies not to feel deterred by what has happened but be resolute in doing their best to the service of the state,” he said.
He admonished the family to effectively and judiciously utilize the money in a way which will gladden the heart of the late Ayeni by catering for the family he left behind.
In her own remarks, the KAI Marshal, CP Akinpelu Gbemisola (retd) expressed gratitude to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for consistently compensating beneficiaries (Next of Kin) of civil servants that passed away in active service in the State.
She explained that the incident that led to the death of Ayeni and the supportive gesture of the state government has further encouraged other officers of the agency to rid the state of hawkers, street trading and other environmental nuisances which have constituted a menace to the security and well-being of motorists and road users in Lagos.
She warned that violent individuals will not be spared and be brought to book as the agency exercise her mandate to rid the State of street trading, adding that this kind gesture is a morale booster from the governor which will go a long way to alleviate the suffering as well as support the deceased’s families.
The late Ayeni died after an unfortunate attack by illegal and defiant hawkers in the state.