By Hillary Asemota
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has charged the Emmanuel Onimhawo-led Edo State Traffic Management Agency (EDSTMA) and other stakeholders to ensure that there is a free flow of traffic across the state during the yuletide period.
Obaseki gave the charge when he received a team of EDSTMA Traffic Mayor Corps led by its President, Emmanuel Onimhawo, who was on a courtesy visit at the Government House in Benin City.
The governor was also installed as the Grand Patron of the corps.
Obaseki, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Osaigbovo Iyoha, thanked traffic mayors for their commitment, dedication and voluntary service, aimed at improving traffic in Edo State.
He noted, “I thank you for the initiative and voluntary service to ease traffic in Benin-City and by extension, Edo State. We commend your efforts in traffic management in the city, as we see you sometimes sacrificing your time to control traffic in some designated areas in the state.
“We recognize your efforts and voluntary work for humanity. We will continue to support you as we are doing a lot in the area of traffic management.”
“We experience traffic management at this period in the city, especially during this Christmas season. We will support and encourage you to continue to support EDSTMA in maintaining traffic in the State,” the governor reassured.
On his part, Onimhawo, said the group is a voluntary body established in 2018 and attached to EDSTMA to control traffic in the State.
He noted that his men have engaged in voluntary control of traffic in the State for the past three years, adding, “We need the government to support the group to enable us to continue to deliver free services to humanity in the area of traffic management.”