Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has charged the newly recruited 200 Traffic Enforcement Bureau Cadets and their Supervisors to discharge their duties with due diligence, honesty, integrity and utmost respect for the rule of Law and the rights of residents of the state.
The governor also appealed to residents of the state to cooperate with the new Enforcement Cadets to ensure the success of the programme by obeying traffic laws, rules and regulations as well as respect for the officers saddled with the responsibility of the enforcement.
Ugwuanyi, who was represented by his deputy, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, spoke during the passing out parade of the Cadets at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, which was attended by the Speaker, Enugu State House of Assembly, represented by his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Donatus Uzogbado; the GOC, 82 Division, Enugu, represented by the Garrison Commander, Brig. Gen. Lasisi Adegboye; the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Dan Mallam Abubakar, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr. Edward Zambi, State Commandant, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Amoga Steve Usman, among others.
The governor pointed out that the repositioning of the Bureau, became imperative, shortly upon the inception of his administration, in view of â€œthe glaring need for a reorganization and standardization of the system of traffic enforcement in the state in line with extant lawsâ€.
He added that the streamlined programme was also accentuated by persistent complaints and protests from members of the public over the activities of some people purporting to be working as traffic wardens cum revenue collectors for the State Ministry of Transport, the Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority as well as some Local government Councils in the state.