Monday, 26 June 2017

Anambra Lawmakers ban okada riders, others from overloading

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By Okechukwu Onuegbu

The Anambra State House f Assembly has called on Governor Willie Obiano to direct the Director, Anambra State Road Traffic Management Agency (ATMA) and other related agencies to checkmate the activities of motorcyclists, who according to them, overload passengers and in the process, involve on road crashes.

The lawmakers gave the directive, while responding to a motion sponsored by Hon Chidi Udemadu of Ihiala I state constituency and ten others, expressing worry that the rate at which accident occurred on roads could be attributed to overloading of passengers and reckless ridding or driving by motorcyclists and motorists.

They said that since the security and welfare of every citizen is the hallmark and responsibility of the government, the traffic laws as applicable at the federal and state government level should be decisively adhered to in order to protect and safeguard the citizenry and their properties.

The house members further noted that they were conscious of the fact that effective control and monitoring by relevant institutions of the state would ensure safety on roads.

The House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Rita Maduagwu, who presided over the plenary, urged the governor to hearken to their cry as soon as possible by directing the authorities concerned to checkmate the spate at which motorcyclists and motorists go about with passengers to avert incident of accidents.



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