In view of the need to improve safety on the road especially during ember months, the Vehicle Inspection Department of the Anambra State Ministry of Transport has kicked off “VIO 2020 Ember Month Safety Campaign” with the theme, “Ensuring Reduced Road Crashes by Educating the Motoring Public”.
The event, which took place at the Anambra State Computerized Vehicle Inspection Centre, Awka, attracted the presence of the State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Afam Mbanefo, State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corp, FRSC, Mr. Andrew Kumapayi, represented by Assistant Corps Commander Egwuokike Ike and Head, Anambra State Vehicle Inspection Department, Engineer MacDonald Achuam, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Transport, Mr. Ralph Okoye, various transport associations in the State and security agents.
According to Mr. Mbanefo, the State Commissioner for Transport who declared the event open, he said that the campaign, which will be extended to all parts of the State, is geared towards reducing road crashes in the State by managing activities on the road using established Traffic Command and Control Centre.
He asked that all hands to be on deck in order to achieve the purpose of the campaign, which will ensure that the State maintains leading position in ensuring safety of residents.
On their part, the Anambra State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corp, FRSC, Mr. Kumapayi, represented by Assistant Corps Commander Ike and the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Transport, Mr. Ralph Okoye, pleased with the drivers to still maintain COVID-19 protocols during the ember months a time when driving culture of the people changes. Also, they noted that the Obiano-led administration is determined to make roads in the State safest for users.
Some representatives of various transport associations in the State, including Comrade Kingsley Adiele, Deacon Ozoemena Okoye and Mr. Charles Nweke, pledged commitment of members in achieving the purpose of the campaign, noting that safety on the road should be an all-time event.