Security Of Lives, Property Germane To Okowa’s Five-Point Agenda –Otuaro

THE Delta State Deputy Governor, Barr Kingsley Otuaro, has said that one of the components of the Delta State Government’s Five-Point agenda is to ensure the security and safety of lives and properties of every Deltan.
Otuaro, who stated this yesterday while receiving officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) led by the Corps Marshall and Chief Executive, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, on a courtesy call in his office, Asaba, noted that as it is evident in the five point agenda, the state government is determined to deliver prosperity to all Deltans.
He assured of the state government’s readiness and commitment in bonding with the FRSC in order to bring sanity and orderliness on the roads as well as the safety of lives and properties of Deltans.
“One of the components of the five point agenda of this administration is to ensure the security and safety of lives and property of every Deltan. And as an institution of states, we cannot afford but to partner with the FRSC and we will ensure that this bonding we have hitherto had as a state continues and even grow to greater heights”, Barr. Otuaro stated.
Barr. Otuaro asserted further; “this is our expectation and as a government we know that the subject of safety and security is very paramount to us, as a matter of fact, it is the fulcrum of the five point agenda we have. A government that is poised to deliver on reforms in education, agriculture, reforms in transforming our environment through massive urban renewal. Therefore, we cannot achieve all these laudable objectives without ensuring that there is security and safety of the citizens of the state”.
While commending members of FRSC for being resolute in maintaining and bringing law and order to road users as well as enlightenment campaigns in relation to safe driving to the citizens, the state deputy governor assured that government will look into the various requests made by the corps. “As a government, we are going to look into the requests placed before us and see what we can do in the immediate.

It is paramount for us as a government to deliver on our promise to Deltans before God almighty that we are going to deliver prosperity to them”, Barr. Otuaro assured.
Earlier in his address, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, while congratulating the state governor and his deputy on their recent inauguration noted that Delta State holds a very prime importance in the administration of FRSC and there has been a very good working relationship with the past administration in terms of logistics and other programmes.
According to him, the state is in a joint programme with FRSC in relation to the national drivers’ license that has about 40 work stations. He noted that there has not been any challenge so far but called for the continued improvement of the work stations.
He asserted that 99 per cent of tankers in the country are old fleet and this has been the major causes of the recent tankers crash in the country, saying most of them are due to brake failure.
He asserted that a deadline has been set for the retraining of all tanker drivers in the country, and in addition to that, as from September 1st, 2015, any tanker that is not installed with the speed limiting device and retro-reflective will not be allowed to load at the depot.
He urged the state government to consider the training of government drivers in order to improve on their driving ability and also improve on the road safety culture in the country.