FEDERAL Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra State Command has expressed determination to partner with the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) for effective traffic management and control.
The Sector Commander, FRSC, Andrew Ayodele Kumapayi, who stated this in his offic, when the executive members of the NUJ, Anambra State Council paid him a courtesy visit, said that as media professionals, journalists were critical stakeholders in traffic control management, public education and sensitization.
He said the command would prefer to have media practitioners as Special Marshals as they would help to sanitise the roads of reckless driving, accidents and traffic congestion.
“We want your members who can sacrifice their time to join us as a Special Marshals. If they see the areas that we are not doing well, they should correct us. We have zero tolerance to bribery and extortion. We want to improve on the performance”, he stated, adding that his command was always available to join the NUJ on its programmes and meetings.
Earlier, the Chairman of NUJ, Anambra State Council, Emmanuel Ifesinachi, condoled the command on the demise of their immediate past sector commander, Late Sunday Micheal Ajayi, who died recently in a road accident.
Comrade Ifesinachi welcomed the new Sector Commander, Mr. Kumapayi in Anambra State and emphasized the need for existing cordial working relationship between the command and the union to be sustained, describing journalists in Anambra State as responsible, responsive, highly dedicated and committed, therefore one of the best crop of journalist in Nigeria.
In his vote of thanks, the Secretary of the Union, Comrade Emma Udeagha extolled the new sector commander for being committed to his duty, pointing out that he has within few weeks of assuming office, shown great determination to surpass the wonderful achievement of his predecessors especially in minimizing vehicle accidents and in ensuring discipline on roads.