Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, is to receive N30,000 from the agency for stopping soldiers driving on the dedicated lane for Bus Rapid Transport, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Fashola had on July 17, 2012 arrested two military officers who drove on the dedicated BRT lane.
The two military officers were accosted on the BRT lane at the Outer Marina in Central Lagos, where Col. K. I. Yusuf drove in an army green Peugeot 406 with registration No BO1 – 150 NA and Staff Sgt Adeomi A.J, drove in a black Toyota Camry car.
Realising that the game was up, Yusuf came down from his car, saluted several times and kept muttering, “I am sorry, very, very sorry,” with the governor enquiring why, a senior military officer, chose to break the law instead of preserving it.
Speaking after the incident, Fashola described as very unfortunate. He lamented that those who ought to stand in defence of democratic values were the ones violating them.
Omeri said every Nigerian who does good deeds will be honoured by the agency.