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1.4m Nigerian youths to be recruited as traffic wardens

By Nwabueze Okonkwo

ONITSHA—Over 1.4million Nigerians may be recruited into traffic warden service across the nation, in line with President Goodluck Jonathan’s transformation agenda on job creation.

The initiator of the project and chairman of VANCTRAWACT, a Human Right and Non Governmental Organization, Mr JK Johnsonapla, who disclosed this in Nnewi, Anambra State, yesterday, noted that the project had received the approval of President Jonathan after a recent visit of the group to Aso Rock.

Johnsonapla further disclosed that the project would be handled by the Transitional Management Committee, TMC, and the co-ordinating NGO, on behalf of the federal government.

He explained that the aim of the project was to redefine the road traffic control function as a veritable sub-sector for social, economic, human and urban development.

He added that the project would introduce a pragmatic and proactive change in the road traffic control sub-sector to a world-class standard, away from the current “agonizing” system of road traffic control.

“The NGO, fighting the cause of the traffic warden service and a sense of belonging of traffic wardens in the public service, is fervently committed to the enforcement of the Court of Appeal judgement that recently granted autonomy to the traffic warden service,” he stated.



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