By Abuchi Onwumelu
The Anambra State House of Assembly has passed a resolution urging Governor Willie Obiano to direct the Commissioner for Road, Rail and Water Transportation, as well as other relevant enforcement agencies, to ensure that commercial vehicles plying the roads in the state are equipped with First Aid Kits.
The resolution was sequel to a motion sponsored to that effect by the member representing Onitsha North Two Constituency, Mr. Edward Ibuzo, during last Tuesday’s plenary.
Moving the motion, Mr. Ibuzo explained that the safety of road users was of overriding importance to the government and that in the event of road accidents, it was imperative to provide First Aid to victims before taking them to the hospital.
He maintained that effective implementation of the provision of the National Road Traffick Regulation Act, 2012, would go a long way in reducing loss of lives during accidents on the state’s roads.
In their contributions, the member representing Dunukofia Constituency, Chief Lawrence Ezeudu, and his Njikoka 1 Constituency counterpart, Mr. Timothy Ifedioramma, and the member for Ogbaru 1 Constituency, Mr. Benson Nwawulu, called on relevant agencies to sensitize the people on the need to have first aid kits in their vehicles, while the speaker, Mrs. Rita Maduagwu, read out the resolution.
Meanwhile, the House had in a motion sponsored by the member representing Ekwusigo Constituency, Mr. Onyebuchi Offor, directed Mr. Ikenna Ofodeme who resigned recently as Transition Committee Chairman, Ekwusigo Local Government Area, to immediately hand over to the Head of the Local Government Administration who would act as the chairman pending the appointment and confirmation of a new Chairman by the House.
The House also restrained and ordered Mr. Uchenna Elodimuo to stop parading himself as the new Transition Committee Chairman of Ekwusigo Local Government Area forthwith, just as the Speaker of the House, Mrs. Rita Maduagwu condemned it.