Uduaghan Signs Traffic Bill, 2 Others into Law






Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has signed into law three bills with an assurance that nothing would be spared to restore public order, sanity and clean environment in the state.

The Bills signed into law in an impressive ceremony at Government House, Asaba, Wednesday, include Establishment of Traffic Management Authority and the Regulation of Traffic Control; Regulation of Outdoor Structure for the Display of Signages and Advertisement in the State and the bill on the Regulation of Inn-Keepers and Hotel Proprietors.

Uduaghan decried the situation where people knowingly do the wrong things asserting that the laws would be enforced as they were designed to ensure that the right things were done in the state.

While observing that while traffic behaviour has become a serious situation in the state as a result of drivers and vehicle owners not obeying traffic rules, the Governor emphasised that those who violate the laws would be adequately prosecuted and punished.

On the signage and outdoor advertising law, the Governor who was presented with the Bills by the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Victor Ochei, accompanied by principal officers of the Legislature, stated that politicians should be ready to do the right things always.

He advised that Deltans especially politicians should obey the laws guiding signages and advertisements while pasting posters and billboards, noting that such should be done orderly with necessary approvals.

The Governor who expressed sadness on the indiscriminate pasting of posters on the recently constructed bus stops in the state, stated that things should be properly done in the interest of the environment.

On the law regulating inn-keepers and hotel proprietors, the Governor observed that security reports have shown that most criminals make use of the hotels, adding that with the law coming into force, all inn-keepers and hotel proprietors must have detailed information about their customers at all times and make such available to security operatives in the state.