Retired Cdr. Azubuike Idah, Director-General, Delta State Traffic Management Authority (DESTMA), has called on Delta people, the private sector, and civil society groups to partner with the agency on road traffic management.
Idah made the call on Friday when the management team of BTCBARS Group of Companies paid him a courtesy visit, and presented customised reflective vests to DESTMA.
He said that the partnership would enable DESTMA to accomplish its mandate.
Idah said that safer roads, reduction in road crashes, accidents and loss of lives require joint effort as it was in the best interest of all.
“Government alone cannot shoulder the responsibilities of providing safer roads; it requires cooperation and partnerships among the government, private sector and the civil society groups.
“Organisations could expend some of their corporate social responsibility in helping DESTMA procure some urgently needed equipment and gadgets to enable it to perform its duties.
“DESTMA is an ‘Essential Service’ in Delta and as such, had been engaged in enforcing the COVID-19 protocols,” he said.
Idah said that such appreciative gesture would foster a symbiotic relationship between it and BTCBARS.
Earlier, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, BTCBARS, Mr Ebenezer Akarah, explained that his company was a conglomerate of other companies that venture into agriculture, entertainment, media and publication of entertainment magazines.
Akarah applauded DESTMA officers for their professionalism in their interaction with offenders, recalling that he had encountered the officers twice and commended their manner of approach.
“One of the core values of our company is its corporate social responsibility, hence, the provision of the reflective vests to aid DESTMA officers in doing their jobs. (NAN)
– Sept. 11, 2020 @ 16:45 GMT |