Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr John Abang has called on road users in Onitsha and other areas across the State to strictly obey traffic rules and regulations this Yuletide in order to sustain the feat already archived in traffic control by the State Police command in collaboration with the state government and other security and traffic agencies.
Mr Abang made the call when he visited Onitsha Head Bridge and other strategic places in Onitsha in company of some top Police officers to ascertain the security and traffic situation in the areas.
During the visit the ABS observed that the ever busy Head Bridge Onitsha both during and after festive periods, seems to record free flow of traffic this time owing to the recent efforts by the Anambra state government and the Anambra state Police Command and other security and traffic agencies in the state in the area.
Officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, that of Anambra state Traffic Management Agency, as well as officials of the Anambra state Ministry of Transport led by the Commissioner, Mr Afam Mbanefo in company of the Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Security, Mr Sam Onwuteaka, and other government officials were seen during the visit controlling traffic, while the state security surveillance team was on air with helicopter patrolling round the area to ensure safety.
Speaking to journalists, the Police Commissioner represented by the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Haruna Muhammed said the visit was part of the efforts of the command towards providing Ndi Anambra with safe roads this Yuletide, and asked road users to always exercise patience while on the road this period and also comply with road safety laws to avoid preventable crashes.
The State Police Commissioner however promised that the state Police Command is out during and after this Christmas season to provide the state residents with adequate security.
On his part, the Commissioner for Transport, Mr Mbanefo explained that the state government in collaboration with security and traffic agencies in the state achieved such feat through the newly launched traffic control formula called “Opposition Decongest Anambra state” aimed at ensuring free flow of traffic in all roads across the state this Christmas period and beyond.
Some of the motorists that spoke to the ABS including Mr Celestine Ejiofor and Mr Christopher Nwafor who complained of heavy gridlock at the Delta state axis of the Head Bridge, commended Anambra state government, the Police and other agencies for their efforts in ensuring free vehicular movement on the road, suggested the construction of more flyover bridges, and as well work on potholes on the roads to permanently control traffic in the area.