Anambra Dep. Gov. Wants Soldiers To Remove Obstructions To Ease Traffic
Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim, the Deputy Governor of Anambra has expressed worry over the frustration suffered by motorists due to roadblock erected by soldiers on some roads in the state.
Ibezim who was on statewide traffic control on Saturday said it was nit acceptable to the government that the motoring public would spend long time and burn petrol on traffic because of artificial gridlock caused by soldiers.
He said the security personnel could still their jobs without necessarily causing undue hardship on the people.
At Amansea, near the border with Enugu state on the one lane expressway, Ibezim wondered while soldiers at Stanel filling state and shortly after Nnamdi Azikiwe University gate would retain the disused tyres and sand bags which they used to barcade the road after he asked them to dismantle them.
Talking to the soldiers, he said, I came here in the morning to warm you about this but you are still blocking the traffic, we must be sane in this country, i pulled outvas a director in the ministry of defense, this is not what the Army stands for.
“Allow these people to move, you do not suffer tax payers this way,” hr said.
Ibezim called on road users motorists and pedestrians to cooperate with traffic management agencies to ensure free flow of traffic within the state.
According to him, available roads should be free to users, everybody should abide by the rules.
“At Amawbia bye pass, I saw heavy traffic but when alighted to find out what was going, it happened that a youth stood in the middle of the road, waving party flag while the traffic stiid still.
“I had to order him out ot be attested, surprisingly, they said i was threatening to arrest an opposition party faithful, but we won’t succumb to such cheap blackmail, our roads must be free of all obstructions,” he said.