Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Akwa Ibom MOTPR Trains 200 Compliance and Monitoring Unit Officers

Akwa Ibom MOTPR Trains 200 Compliance and Monitoring Unit Officers


The Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Transport and Petroleum Resources on Saturday April 29th  2017, began the training of two hundred (200) officers to man the enforcement arm of the Ministry with the mandate to oversee traffic management of the state roads.

The training which was flagged off by the Commissioner in the Ministry, Mr.  Orman Esin, had in attendance Mr. Patrick Akpan, director of administration and Engr. Joseph Akpan of the accounts department. Others in attendance were the public relations officer of the Federal Road Safety Corp, Akwa Ibom State Command as well as representatives of all other transport related bodies.

The Commissioner said, prior to this development,  there were a cluster of bodies with different names undertaking  this responsibility,  but he felt having a unified body as Taskforce has become necessary hence, the dissolution of all transport related Taskforce and Monitoring Teams in the Ministry. He said it was the government’s responsibility to monitor and supervised every operation in its fold.

Mr. Orman Esin said the Monitoring and Compliance Unit will on Tuesday 2nd May, 2017 be inaugurated at the Ministry of Transport and Petroleum Resources Office Annex, Ikot Ekpene Road, Uyo  by 11am. He implored the officers to be highly disciplined and organized as anybody found wanting will be seen as anti government and shall be shown the way out.

The Commissioner further stated that the objective of this arrangement is to benefit every Akwa Ibom person hence, no going back. Mr. Orman Esin said the arrangement is bound to be profitable to government and congratulated the Unit Officers, transport organizations and all concerned for trusting government. He said the Ministry of Transport and Petroleum Resources Annex is to be the new office of the Compliance and Monitoring Unit.

Also speaking, the Admin officer in the Ministry, Mr. Patrick Akpan enjoined the officers to be polite, cautious, humane, diplomatic, persuasive and appealing while enforcing the Law. He said  government will monitor the officers to ensure compliance with the laid down rule. Mr. Akpan however, implored the officers to adopt teamwork as their modus-operandi.

In a press release issued and signed by Mrs. Margaret Moore, information officer of the ministry on behalf of the commissioner, members of the public are invited to the formal inauguration of the Unit on Tuesday 2nd May, 2017 at MOTPR Annex,Ikot Ekpene Road,Uyo.

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