Rivers to reorganise TIMA-RIV for effective traffic control




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PORT HARCOURT (Sundiata Post) – State Governor, Nyesom Wike has  stated  that  the  state government  would reorganise the Rivers State Road Traffic Management Authority ( TIMA-RIV) for effective traffic  control.

Speaking  on Tuesday  at the Government House, Port Harcourt when he received the Assistant Corps Marshal of Federal Road Corps (FRSC),  in charge of Bayelsa and State, Mr Bulus Dawang and the Rivers State Sector Commander, Andrew Kumupayi, Governor Wike said that the state government will collaborate with the to reposition  the traffic management  agency.

He said: “We are not setting up  a  new agency. What we are doing is to reorganise  the existing agency,  TIMA-RIV,  for effective  traffic management  in liaison  with  the  the FRSC “.
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The  governor  announced  the  donation  of  tow van and three traffic  vans to the State Command  of the FRSC  to  further  improve  on their  service  to the state.

He called on the FRSC  to work with officials of the State Transport  Ministry to improve  the traffic in Port Harcourt  through  the  clearing of illegal  motor parks, illegal markets on roads and the reopening  of the Trailer Park.

Earlier, Mr Bulus Dawang described Wike  as a -friendly  governor because of  his commitment to the  construction of new roads.

He commended the governor  for supporting the  FRSC  and also involving  the  Corps in the execution of the state’ traffic management.

Also speaking,   State Sector, Mr Andrew Kumupayi assured  the governor  of  the cooperation of the FRSC in the  development of functional traffic  strategies in the state.