Ohanaeze youths partner Anambra FRSC to checkmate traffic violation
By Praise Necherem
The youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly, Anambra State has expressed its readiness to partner with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in curbing the excesses of tricycle operators popularly called keke riders in the state.
Chairman of the group, Prince Nwason Nwafor-Orizu disclosed this on Thursday in Awka when he led some of his excecutives to a familiarization visit to the Command. He regretted the incessant cases of road traffic crashes in the state, blaming it on flagrant disobedience of motorists, particularly the tricycle operators to traffic rules and regulations.
He stressed the importance of periodic training of the operators on road safety related issues, as well as arresting and persecuting defaulters to serve as deterrents to others. “We commend your efforts towards a better motoring environment in the State. We promise to assist you in ensuring the training and retraining of the Keke riders so that this can be achieved in no distance time,” he stated.
The Sector head of Operation, DCC JE Abuo who represented the Sector Commander expressed joy over the cooperation the Command had been enjoying from the group. He said, “As a lead agency in Road Safety administration, it’s our statutory responsibility to ensure that the excesses of motorists, including keke riders are curtailed.
“The Command has been making efforts in checkmating the tricycle excesses in the area of training and retraining of Keke riders, meetings with their executives and Commissioner of Transportation.
“Other areas include public enlightenment on major radios in the State both in English and Igbo language, Parks and Churches’ enlightenment programmes and radio programs with their executives.”