By CrossRiverWatch Admin
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Cross River has stopped the sitting of mobile court in Calabar metropolis.
Mr Chidiebere Nkwonta, the newly posted Sector Commander to the state, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Calabar.
Nkwonta said that the mobile court would now be sitting at Odukpani, which is about 20 kilometers from Calabar metropolis.
According to him, the relocation became necessary following the complaints and cry from residents over the frequency of mobile court in Calabar metropolis.
“The people are crying that the frequency of mobile court in Calabar metropolis is too much.
“We will talk with the judiciary and see how we can make it comfortable for the people. The law is for the people and not the people for the law.
“We must act in the interest of the people. FRSC is a community based organisation and people have to identify with us and accept what we are doing.
“We are not going to have mobile courts in Calabar again. Our new mobile court post will now be at Odukpani which is the only gateway to Calabar by road”, he said.
On the issue of drivers’ license, Nkwonta said that the corps under his leadership will set out modalities to clamp down on fake drivers’ license holders.
“I am going to intensify efforts in checking drivers’ license within this period. On weekly basis, we are going to do special drivers’ license check in all the unit commands in the state.
“I will also meet with the Chairman of the State Internal Revenue Service so that we can collaborate and also generate some revenue for the government”, he said.
On staff welfare, the Sector Commander promised to reward hard working officers of the corps, adding that his leadership would also improve enforcement and staff turn-out.
Nkwonta was formerly the Sector Commander of Benue State.
He took over from Mr Ikechukwu Igwe who has also been deployed to Bayelsa state.
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