Transport Ministry to inaugurate lawmakers as Traffic Marshals

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Commissioner for Transport, Mr Afam Mbanefo, says plans are underway to co-opt some lawmakers into the Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIOs), unit of the ministry to serve as `Traffic Marshals’.

Mr Mbanefo said this while receiving members of Anambra State House of Assembly Committee on Transport on familiarisation visit to the Ministry at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka.

He told the delegation that they would undergo training on traffic management, after which, they would be inaugurated to assist officers of VIO to ensure compliance with traffic rules by motorists.

The commissioner added that the House committee members would complement efforts of the VIOs in enlightenment and enforcement of various traffic offences with penalties as contained in the state traffic laws.

While identifying road congestion and non compliance with traffic rules and regulations as some challenges facing the Ministry, he called on them to offer their services at traffic gridlock and flashpoints across the state.

Responding, Chairman, House Committee on Transport, Mr Patrick Udeoba, pledged readiness of the committee to work with the Ministry to realise the vision of government in the sector.

He added that they would offer their services as well as the needed legislative framework in order to reposition the sector for optimal service delivery to the public. (MOI)