By Tom Moses
UYO—Akwa Ibom State Government has frowned at the irresponsible conduct of commercial vehicle touts across the state, stating that it intends to set up the Akwa Ibom State Road Transport Marshall Unit in the state’s Ministry of Transport to check the activities of touts.
Equally, the state government has declared war on illegal motor park operations so as to bring to an end, the activities of hoodlums who use such motor parks as hideouts.
The state Commissioner for Transport, Prince Godwin Ntukudeh, disclosed the government’s decisions, yesterday, while appearing as guest of the Correspondents Chapel Arena, in Uyo, noting that the activities of touts were causing the state government serious concern.
Ntukudeh expressed optimism that with the proposed Road Transport Marshall Unit to complement the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, the unwholesome activities of the touts would be checked.
The commissioner also disclosed plans by the state government to float a taxi scheme that will be regulated by trusted government agents so as to sanitise the taxi transportation system, just as he said that a special task force would be set up to check overloading of vehicles by taxi and bus drivers.