Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State urged the Nigerian Army to obey the state Road Traffic Law and culture.
Fashola disclosed that roads are shared assets, everyone is expected play their roles in managing them.
Fashola said the army should be part of a concerted effort to promote a culture of safety and healthy commuting on roads in the state.
The governor spoke at an interactive session with senior army officers and heads of army formations in Lagos on the law at the 81 Division auditorium, Onikan.
He said, “As a youngster, I took public buses on trips round the state. Now, many of the military officers here will hesitate to allow their children to ride in such public buses for safety reasons.
“In several democracies worldwide, the military have been responsible for fashioning democracy. George Washington was formerly a soldier before becoming an elected President.
“Even in Nigeria, the military gave the nation its present democracy. So, there is a need to have a sustained partnership to keep the democratic experience going and this can only happen in a situation where the rule of law prevails.”
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