The Gombe State Government has constituted a 14-man committee to check violation of environmental and traffic laws in the state.
The committee under the chairmanship of CP Muhammad Wakili (rtd), Special Adviser to the Governor Inuwa Yahaya on Security Matters, is to ensure the implementation of environmental, traffic and related laws and regulations in the state.
The committee members were inaugurated by the state Deputy Governor, Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau in his office.
He said they were to ensure that people in the state obey environmental and traffic rules for safety and well-being of the residents.
Our correspondent reports that terms of reference of the committee include ensuring acquisition and installation of speed breakers; appropriate road signs and especially at sloppy and hilly areas to alert motorists with a view to forestalling accidents.
“The committee is also mandated to remove all traders and other businesses that obstruct free flow of traffic along all roads in the state capital and major towns as well as work to ensure compliance with right of way.
“It also has the mandate of working towards reducing to the barest minimum, drug abuse which has become alarmingly high according to some reports, with a view to changing the narratives,” Jatau said.
The committee is also expected to check indiscriminate disposals of waste and impose penalty on violators to serve as deterrent to others.
Responding on behalf of the committee members, CP Wakili thanked the government for finding them worthy to serve in that capacity and pledged to justify the confidence reposed in them by ensuring that violation of traffic rules and environmental laws are highly minimised.
While calling for the support and cooperation of the government and people of the state, he warned drug traffickers to desist from their dastardly acts as anyone caught will be dealt with accordingly.