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ACCIDENT: Akwa Ibom State Govt. ban use of illegal Loading Points and touting at Parks

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ACCIDENT: Akwa Ibom State Govt. ban use of illegal Loading Points and touting at Parks

 

July 8, 2017 | National

 

The Government of Akwa Ibom State has banned illegal loading at unauthorized parks and touting along the road in the name of compliance and monitoring. This action is sequel to a ghastly motor accident caused by members of Compliance and Monitoring Taskforce of the State Ministry of Transport, at Owot Uta in Ibesikpo Asutan LGA, yesterday July 7, 2017.

The Hon Commissioner of Transport in the State, Hon Oman Esin given directive banning the activities of the task force. In a press statement made to TheCalendar, the Commissioner urged strict compliance to the directive.

Excerpt from the statement:

I. The Ministry is deeply saddened by the event and expresses its earnest sympathy to the family of the deceased.

2. The Ministry does not recognize any person or group of persons parading themselves as Task Force Personnels in the State and Metropolis.

3. The purported task force was officially banned from operations in the State and so any person or group of persons operating under such guise are criminals and should be treated as such by the public.

4. The Compliance and Monitoring officers have been assigned Uniforms and their names tagged to the Uniform for easy Identification whereas such is not a member of the Compliance and Monitoring Unit.

5.The Ministry will henceforth not tolerate the activities of illegal loaders or loading points in the State metropolis.

6. That members of the public should at all time use Government approved parks so as to forestall such incidences.

7. The Ministry hereby disclaims these persons as they and not working for the Ministry under
any guise and hereby express its determination to assist the Police and other law enforcement
agents to unravel those involved in this gruesome event and other irregularities in the State.

8. The Ministry is determined resist those whose stock in trade is to sabotage government’s efforts and activities of some criminal elements to ensure the Transport sector is completely transformed and modest.

 

 

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