Kano partners NTWDI, IPMAN on traffic control
By Alhassan Abba Yankatsari
Kano State Government has expressed its willingness to support the National Traffic Watch Development Initiative (NTWDI) to curb traffic challenges in the state.
This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Special Duties, Alhaji Mukhtar Ishaq Yakasai while receiving members of the organization in his office recently.
The commissioner said that, the aims and objectives of the organization were in line with the state government’s concept of decongesting traffic and creating job opportunities to unemployed teeming youths as well as improving revenue generation in the state.
Alhaji Yakasai explained that the organization will also compliment the work of other relevant agencies responsible for traffic control as well as security agencies to curtail social vices happening in the country.
Earlier in his remarks, the national coordinator, Traffic Watch Development Initiative, Mr. Jonah Kebe Johnson Apla appreciated the warm reception accorded them by the ministry, adding that they were in the state to intimate the state government about the organization and to solicit its support and cooperation towards its successful establishment in the constitution of the nation.
Mr. Apla said that the organization would recruit traffic warders across the country and the state would be allocated with 15,000 vacancies for both senior and junior cadres.
In another development, the commissioner has received Pipeline Vandalization and Petroleum Products Adulteration Task Force, a subsidiary body of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association (IPMAN) in his office.
Alhaji Yakasai expressed appreciation for the visit, assuring the organization of the ministry’s support for the success of their operations.
He advised them to commence operation with immediate effect so that government would track their work and provide them with necessary support.
Earlier in his remarks, the chairman of the organization, Malam Muhammad Nasir Gogori said that they paid the visit to the commissioner to familiarize with him and solicit support of the ministry to provide them with operational vehicle and other operational materials, according to a statement issued and signed by Auwal A. Sheshe, the Public Relations Officer of the ministry.