Protesters In Calabar Celebrate Traffic Warden (Photos)
A police traffic warden by the name Igri Nna Nkanu has been celebrated by #EndSARS protesters in Calabar for his dedication and hard work in the state.
In a video making rounds on the internet, protesters were seen cheering the officer, as they raised him on their shoulder while others sprayed him money.
Nkanu is reportedly Calabar’s No. 1 traffic warden and has received awards from different companies and individuals for his good reputation in the state.
A report by popular journalist Iwara Iwara who commented on the gesture reads;
SHOW THIS TO A POLICE MAN/WOMAN NEAR YOU!
In 2016, I undertook a personal smart campaign to reward IGRI NKANU, unarguably Calabar’s No. 1 traffic warden, for his hard work and dedication to duty
That campaign gifted him a considerable amount of cash, contributed by several Nigerians at home and abroad. I also nominated him for the GTBank traffic warden of the year, sent in a short video of him at work and he came so so close to winning it. The bank convinced he must be appreciated and encouraged, called him up in December of that year and splashed cash and gifts on him… he was awed and wept over the phone when he called to inform me
Unlike most of his colleagues, who stand at different spots in our towns and villages, complicating things for motorists, commuters and anybody ‘wey eye see’, he exceptionally does his traffic warden job to the latter
When the #endsars protest in Calabar got to him, he was surrounded, carried shoulder high, and celebrated for doing a GOOD job. The action of these protesters carries a powerful message to his colleagues and more than a lesson for us all.
Dare to be DIFFERENT!