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Anambra to unveil bus stops, sign posts with name tags



COMMISSIONER for Transport, Afam Mbanefo has announced that the ministry will soon unveil new bus stops and sign posts with name tags.

  Mbanefo said this during a meeting with the drivers’ union in his office in Awka.

   “The aim of indicating the bus stops and sign posts with names are for easy identification to help to maintain orderliness on the roads and ensure free flow of vehicular traffic.”

   “The Task force is ready to swing into action against one way traffic offenders, loading and off-loading on the roads; unlawful ticketing agents will also be arrested.

   “Traffic offenders will be tried at the mobile courts and their vehicles impounded with evidences of their offences snapped and presented in pictures and video graphics.

  “Strict implementation and compliance of COVID-19 protocols among all the big lorry drivers, commercial buses, shuttle buses and tricycle will be enforced and defaulters will be penalised.”

   Mr Mbanefo directed the drivers to comply with security operatives to achieve the government mandate of ensuring safety on the roads.

  Chairman, Urban Drivers Welfare Association of Anambra State (UDWAAS), Mr Moses Ohanebo represented by the Public Relations Officer, Mr Kingsley Adiele promised that the drivers would adhere to government directives.

  He pleaded with the government to intervene and help them solve challenges facing the union like illegal ticketing, extortions and intimidation from touts.

 The event attracted the Acting Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mrs Nkiru Okonkwo and other government officials.

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