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Delta Commissioner Alerts Commuters on Security Conciousness



Delta State Commissioner for Transport,  Engr. Oviemuno Oghoore


By Ejoor Onoharigho

In order not to fall prey to dynamic operations of fraudsters, the State Commissioner for Transport Hon. Engr. Oviemuno Oghoore has charged Commuters to be mindful of the vehicles they board as the yuletide season approaches.

In a Press Release at Asaba, Oviemuno said the alert was due to increased vehicular movement and commuters activities as well as reported cases of commuters falling victims to motorists who engage in fraud.

The Commissioner however appealed to passengers to board only vehicles from recognized motor parks.

Again, he noted that Commuters are to patronize tricycles (keke) and Cabs painted in the State Colour Code of blue and white with boldly written identification unique code numbers at the rear and sides.

Oviemuno enjoined passengers to avoid the temptation of boarding unmarked vehicles from road sides, stressing that

“some persons have been duped, gang raped and sometimes abducted or even killed’’.

He further stressed the need to be safety conscious and avoid travelling at night, adding that “even with your private cars, don’t travel at odd hours’’.

The Transport Commissioner also charged motorists to put their vehicles in good mechanical and electrical conditions observing that “worn and expired tires should be replaced in order to avoid unpleasant situations”.

The Vehicle Inspection Personnel (VIO) and Delta State Traffic Management Authority (DESTMA) were also directed to be civil in the discharge of their duties at all times, even in the face of provocation.

The Commissioner equally stated that DESTMA and VIO personnel should not be seen as enemy on their duty post.

He added that there were cases of physical, verbal and psychological abuse concerning the officers, adding that the government will not tolerate any form of abuse by offenders.

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