MANAGING Director, Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA), Ven. Amaechi Okwuosa has urged people of the state to make use of pedestrian bridges, where necessary to avoid road mishaps.
Okwuosa said this while exchanging views with newsmen in his office at Awka.
“The authority installed wire mesh on the Aroma-Kwata axis and will soon extend it to government house on the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, the Esther Obiakor and Amawbia Round About axis too.”
The ACTDA MD noted that the wire meshes installation was aimed at preventing people from crossing the express ways as well as add aesthetics to the city.
Ven Okwuosa, used the opportunity to caution people to desist from turning the bridges into buying and selling spots adding that defaulters would be prosecuted when apprehended.
“Desist from trading on pedestrian bridges; stop urinating and defecating at the base of such bridges in order to avoid police arrest.”
Reacting on the state of the nation, the ACTDA boss said that Nigeria still had a long way to go, when compared to other developed countries particularly in the area of self-governance.
He called on the entire ethnic groups across the country to have a common sense of purpose in order to achieve positive things.
Okwuosa, however, urged families to establish sophisticated and stable backgrounds so as to reduce the rate of delinquency, particularly among the youths in the country.