YULETIDE: OKOWA URGES COMPLETION OF SECOND NIGER BRIDGE TO CHECK CONGESTION

Written by on December 23, 2020

THE DELTA STATE GOVERNOR, DR. IFEANYI OKOWA, HAS APPEALED TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO EXPEDITE ACTION ON THE COMPLETION OF THE SECOND NIGER BRIDGE IN ORDER TO DECONGEST THE HIGH VOLUME OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC AT THE ASABA AND ONITSHA ENDS OF THE OLD NIGER BRIDGE, WHICH HAS CONTINUED TO BE A SOURCE OF HEADACHE TO TRAVELERS.

OKOWA STATED THIS DURING A JOINT PRESS BRIEFING HE SHARED WITH THE CORPS-MARSHAL OF THE FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY CORPS (FRSC), DR. BOBOYE OYEYEMI, ON STRATEGIES TO EASE THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC ON THE NIGER BRIDGE DURING THE YULETIDE SEASON, AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE, ASABA.

HE SAID THAT THE STATE GOVERNMENT HAD CONCLUDED PLANS TO SET UP A TASKFORCE THAT WOULD BE COMPRISED OF THE POLICE, THE MILITARY AND THE FRSC OFFICIALS AND THE DELTA STATE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY (DSTMA) TO HANDLE THE CHAOTIC TRAFFIC SITUATION IN THE AREA.

THE GOVERNOR ALSO CALLED ON THE MILITARY AND THE POLICE TO DISMANTLE THEIR CHECKPOINTS AROUND THE BRIDGEHEADS TO EASE THE TRAFFIC GRIDLOCK.

OKOWA ALSO ASSURED THAT HIS ADMINISTRATION WOULD CONTINUE TO ASSIST THE FRSC WITH LOGISTICS IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE EFFECTIVE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT.


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