Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hassan Karma has assured road users that the command was determined to secure their lives and properties in the state.
Karma gave the assurance in a one-day training workshop on “Importance of Traffic Control and Management” organised for Divisional Traffic Officers (DTOs) of the command in Awka on Wednesday.
According to him, the state government has done so much for the police and the only way to reciprocate the kind gesture is to serve the people better.
“The governor has procured traffic stands with solar lights to assist the police in traffic control and has assisted with vehicles and other logistics. In order to enhance traffic control therefore, we have decided to embark on the retraining of traffic officers for effective traffic control and management,” the commissioner explained.
While stressing that the trained Traffic Officers would in furtherance impact similar knowledge on other personnels within their divisions, Karma enjoined road users to cooperate with the traffic officers by obeying all the traffic rules and regulations.
He also charged the traffic officers to exercise patience, as well as to accommodate road users with understanding.
Speaking in a lecture entitled “Improving Traffic Control and Management,” Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Fimihan Adeoye, advised officers to carry out their duties with passion.
“We are not disputing the fact that we don’t have all we need to discharge our duties, but we can ensure effective combination of the available human and material resources to achieve a set goal,” he said.
Adeoye further harped on the effective enforcement of the various provisions of the road traffic regulations, effective traffic control and how to prevent accidents.
One of the participants, Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP Ignatius Ugwuagbo, in-charge of Central Police Station, Awka, lauded the command for providing the training.
“It will help improve upon our knowledge of road traffic control, safety and as well bring back the image of traffic officers in good light,” Ugwuagbo said.