Nigeria Legion takes over traffic control in Nsukka

By Chiadikobi Ozor

Nigeria Legion Corps Commissionaire Area 6 Nsukka Enugu State Command has taken over control of traffic obstruction strategic roads within the university town and its environs.

The legion corps officers are seen at every point of traffic lights directing motorists, keke operators and cyclists to follow the rules of traffic to avoid road congestion and avoidable road accidents

Speaking in an interview with newsmen, the Deputy Sector Commander (DSC) Mr Agbo Vitalis said that their mission was to assist the council on free flow of traffic in the town.

Agbo who is also the liason officer of the corp also noted that they would put correctional measures in place to ensure that the people get acquainted with conventional traffic rukes, adding that no motorist of any kind would be molested for breaking traffic rules for the time being.

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Agbo revealed that the Chairman Nsukka Local Government Area, Hon. Barr. Cosmas Ugwueze mandated the corps to take charge and address traffic related issues in Nsukka and its environs.

He noted that the assembly of the Legion Corps was voluntary organization though established by the federal government.

The Area Commander of the Nigeria Legion Corps of Commissionaire Area 6 Nsukka Enugu State Command, Komolafe Olugbenga appealed to the Presidency and National Assembly to integrate the Nigeria Legion Corps of Commissionaire as a paramilitary organization and engage it fully into Nigeria security system.

He however appealed to the governor of Enugu state to assist the corps with a vehicles as it can only boast of one vehicle which was donated by Rev Father Martin Obayi of the Okunerere Adoration Ministry.

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He also hinted that the corps was also waiting for the chairman of Nsukka Local government to redeem its pledge to support the the legion with motorcycles to enhance its efficiency.

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