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The Director-General, Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Mr. Vincent Aquah has advocated for more stringent measures against motorists who fail to adhere to traffic rules and regulations.
The Director-General who was speaking while delivering relief materials to victims of recent flood disaster in Etono II and Biakpan communities in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State said that relevant authorities saddled with the enforcement of the traffic rules should be more fair and firm.
Mr. Aquah blamed the ever increasing carnages on the roads on the recklessness of motorists who indulge in over speeding, making telephone calls while driving over loading and refusal to use the seat belt and other safety devices in the vehicles.
He said that several persons in 2013 have been killed, maimed and made orphans and widows on account of the high rate of recklessness on our roads.
The Director-General who was represented by the Deputy Director, Relief and Rehabilitation, Mr. Andy Akpotu noted that the yuletide period was particularly dangerous as motorists for flimsy reasons rush to their destinations at neck breaking speeds.
He used the opportunity to appeal to all stakeholders on road accidents disasters to continue to collaborate with the single goal of saving lives in mind.
Mr. Aquah told the beneficiaries of the relief materials which included rice, blankets, cement, beans, towels and mattresses to accept the gift from the State Government in good faith and to manage them judiciously.
Receiving the materials on behalf of the chairman of Biase Local Government Council the legislative leader Hon. Austine Aidam commended the Imoke led administration for the gesture assuring that the materials would greatly help the disaster victims.
In his comment, the House of Assembly member for Biase, Hon. Ngim Okpo described the response of the State Governor to the plight of the victims as appreciative.
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