Secretary to Delta State Government, Patrick Ukah, has urged members of the task force on decongestion of Benin-Asaba Expressway to be committed, thorough and diligent in the discharge of their duties.
Ukah, who is also the Chairman, Inter-Ministerial Taskforce on Traffic Decongestion, said this in a statement in Asaba, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
According to him, the essence of the task force is to enable motorists and other road users experience hitch-free vehicular movement during the Yuletide.
According to him, uncontrolled vehicular movement could cause chaos this Yuletide to motorists, passengers and other road users
“To nip such situations in the bud, Delta and Anambra states collaborated to set up traffic control task forces in their respective states.
“From the Asaba International Airport on the Benin-Asaba-Onitsha expressway to the old Niger Bridge, all vehicular movement will strictly be guided to avoid traffic congestion.”
“The terms of reference for the task force include: educate motorists, deploy adequate road signs, directional signs, barricades, tow-trucks to cater for commuters in distress, among others,” he said.
He said the committee members have since commenced their work on traffic control; removal of broken-down vehicles, among others would improve the flow of vehicular movement.
“The police, VIO, Army, FRSC, NSCDC and DESTMA officers are all strategically positioned daily at different junctions, U-turns and other sensitive traffic flash points.
“It is expected that the symbiotic relationship between Delta and Anambra would make motorists, commuters and other road users to heave a sigh of relief this Yuletide,“ he said.
Source: The Guardian