Anambra Assembly Calls For Enforcement Of Compulsory Equipping Of Commercial Vehicles With First Aid Kits

-BY SUNNY A. DAVID / AWKA:

The Anambra State House of Assembly has passed a resolution urging Governor Willie Obiano to direct the Commissioner for Road, Rail And Water Transportation and other relevant enforcement agencies to ensure that commercial vehicles plying the roads in the state are equipped with First Aid Kits.

The resolution was sequel to a motion sponsored to that effect by the member representing Onitsha North Two Constituency,

Mr. Edward Ibuzo during yesterdays plenary.Moving the motion, Mr. Ibuzo explained that the safety of road users is of overriding importance to the government, and that in the event of road accident, it is imperative to provide First Aid to the victims before taking them to the hospital.

He maintained that effective implementation of the provision of the National Road Traffic Regulation Act, 2012, would go a long way in reducing loss of lives during accidents on the state roads.In their contributions, the member representing Dunukofia Constituency, Chief Lawrence Ezeudu and his Njikoka One Constituency counterpart, Mr. Timothy Ifedioramma and the member for Ogbaru One Constituency, Mr. Beson Nwawulu called on the relevant agencies to sensitize the people on the need to have first aid Kits in their vehicles, while the speaker Mrs. Rita Maduagwu read out the resolution.

Meanwhile, the House had in a motion sponsored by the member representing Ekwusigo Constituency, Mr. Onyebuchi Offor directed Mr. Ikenna Ofodeme who resigned recently as Transition Committee Chairman, Ekwusigo Local Government Area to immediately hand over to the Head of the Local Government Administration who shall act as the Chairman pending the appointment and confirmation of a new Chairman by the House.

The House also restrained and ordered Mr. Uchenna Elodimuo to stop parading himself as the new Transition Committee Chairman of Ekwusigo Local Government Area forthwith, just as the Speaker of the House, Mrs. Rita Maduagwu condem.

Meanwhile, Governor Obiano has announced a lift of suspension on the three members of the State House of Assembly suspended from the party during the recent misunderstanding in the Assembly including Messrs Harford Oseke, Ikem Uzoezie and Victor Okoye, noting that lifting the ban is important because the period is critical for unity to ensure a resounding victory at the forth coming polls, adding that a vote for APGA is a vote for democracy dividends.

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