Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Contructors Charged to provide passersby for the physically challenged

...As FRSC Anambra State Command Gets New Sector Commander
Okechukwu Onuegbu

Government at all levels and road contractors have been charged to incorporate the plights of the physically challenged persons in the country whenever they embark on road construction projects.
This is even as the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Anambra State Command organised sent-forth party to its immediate past boss, Mr. Hyginus Omeje who had been transferred to pilot the affairs of Lagos State FRSC Sector Command.

Speaking at the occasion, a media practitioner, Ms Ukachukwu Chukwura who spoke on behalf of the press, explained that the destitute passersby ought to be carved-out at the both federal and states roads with a view to speeding up the free flow of traffic as well as to plummeting auto crashes on the highways.

According to her, the routes should be modeled to accommodate their myriads of transportation system such as wheelchairs, motorbikes among others, and permissible to the visual impaired (the blinds) who see and walk through the aid of sticks and legs.

She further appealed to the FRSC to intensify efforts towards ensuring that commuters and motorcyclists abide by traffic laws especially when they come across disables struggling to cross their ways so as to avoid adding salt to injury.

However, Ms Chukwura praised Mr.Omeje on his giant strides in safeguarding lives and properties on the highways throughout his tenure as the state Sector Commander, even as she pledged that the media would continue to partner with the FRSC in sensitising the citizenries on the needs to shun traffic related offences.

Earlier speaking, the out-gone FRSC Anambra State Sector Command, Hyginus Omeje, while recalling that it was through the public enlightenment campaign via the media that the command was able to penetrate to the nooks and crannies of Anambra state, extolled his colleagues for been supportive and admonished them to maintain the kind gesture now another man, Mr. Sunday Ajayi, is at the helm of affairs, in order to record huge success more than before.

While taking his oath of office, the new Sector Commander, Sunday Ajayi called for a collaborative effort with all, even as he vowed that the command would leave no stone unturned in safeguarding Nigerians.

On his part, Barr. Ben Osaka, the State Coordinator of Special Marshals noted that they would never relent in supporting FRSC to move the state and Nigerians forward.

The command used the medium to hand-over souvenirs of new plate numbers to the General Manager of Silverbird Television, NTA and G.U.O Transport Company, Awka.       



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