Imo State Commissioner for Transport, Chief(Barr) Rex Anunobi, has charged the newly inaugurated members of Traffic Control Team (TCT) to show human face and avoid acts of extortion while striving to restore sanity via effective control and management of traffic in Owerri Capital City.
The Commissioner who handed down the charge over the weekend in his office during the inauguration of the team, said the Traffic Control Team comprising of volunteers from Bus/Taxi Imo Association led by Kingsley Nwachukwu and Amalgamated Drivers Association Imo headed by Elder Anaelechi Ukanwunne(Obowo) would exist as a volunteer team pending the revival of Imo State Traffic Management Authority (ISTMA).
He explained that the activities of Traffic Control Team would be closely monitored to ensure total compliance with rules of engagement by the Ministry of Transport so that the ultimate aim of setting up the team shall not be defeated or abused in any form.
Barr. Anunobi who noted that traffic menace as regreatably observed in Owerri municipality is largely constituted by commercial motorists, further enjoined members of the Traffic Control Team to show human face while carrying out their functions and not seeing such as an opportunity to extort their members and other motorists.
The Commissioner described Senator Hope Uzodinma’s Shared Prosperity Government as people-oriented admintration whose programmes and policies are carefully mapped out to deliver prosperity to the people through a friendly atmosphere devoid of rancour and hostility and won’t tolerate any illegality or act capable of eroding its goodwill.
Barr. Anunobi who further harped on the need to restore sanity through compliance to traffic rules, said the Ministry of Transport under his watch has in line with Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s Shared Prosperity vision and mission articulated a comprehensive blueprint of 18-point agenda that will holistically drive a transformed but sanitized transportation sector for an improved social service delivery and revenue to the the State.
The inaugural ceremony witnessed the presence of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Mrs Ngozi Izunobi, Directors and Heads of Departments (HoDs) in the Ministry, Nze Franklin Iwunze (Ogbuagu Nkwerre) and Ebere Uzoukwa, SA Media/Special Projects to the Honourable Commissioner for Transport.
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to the Honourable Commissioner for Transport, Imo State
29th June 2023