Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the state government will reorganise the Rivers State Road Traffic Management Authority ( TIMA-RIV) for effective traffic control. Speaking on Tuesday at the Government House, Port Harcourt when he received the Vice Assistant Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in charge of Bayelsa and Rivers State, Mr Bulus Dawang and the Rivers State Sector Commander, Andrew Kumupayi, Governor Wike said that the state government will collaborate with the FRSC to reposition the traffic management agency.
He said: "We are not setting up a new agency. What we are doing is to reorganise the existing agency, TIMA-RIV, for effective traffic management in liaison with the the FRSC ". The governor announced the donation of tow van and three traffic vans to the State Command of the FRSC to further improve on their service to the state.
He called on the FRSC to work with officials of the State Transport Ministry to improve the traffic in Port Harcourt through the clearing of illegal motor parks, illegal markets on roads and the reopening of the Trailer Park. Earlier, Assistant Corps Marshal of FRSC in charge of Bayelsa and Rivers State, Mr Bulus Dawang described Governor Wike as a FRSC friendly governor because of his commitment to the construction of new roads. He commended the governor for supporting the FRSC and also involving the Corps in the execution of the state's traffic management.
Also speaking, Rivers State FRSC Sector, Mr Andrew Kumupayi assured the governor of the cooperation of the FRSC in the development of functional traffic strategies in the state.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor,
1st March, 2016
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