By Ejike Abana (
Deeply committed to ensuring free flow of traffic during this yuletide, joint task force on traffic management comprising governments of Anambra and Delta paid a visit to the foot of Bridge-Head, Onitsha and Asaba ends.
Secretary to the government of Anambra state, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu led the Anambra team while Chief Policy Adviser to the Governor of Delta State, Professor Sylvester Monye led the Delta team.
According to the Professor Chukwulobelu who said that visit was the prompting of the two state governors stated that the initiative dates back to a meeting between the governments in 2015 where they resolved and agreed to make such effort every Christmas season.
While announcing that the two state governments have ordered the immediate removal of all checkpoints or IGR collection points at the foot of the bridge from both ends, the SSG reiterated the commitment of the two states at synergizing to expend needed resources to give commuters a good motoring experience this yuletide.
Professor Monye said they will work together to ensure that the assignment is carried on twenty four hours calling on commuters especially VIPs from both sides of the divide to exercise patience as security officials have the mandate to arrest and impound any vehicle that breaches the traffic protocol.
Anambra State Commissioner for Police, Mr. Echeng Echeng, Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Afam Mbanefo, Federal Road Safety Corps, the Army, Civil Defence Corps, OCHA Brigade, among others were part of the visit.