Bauchi Gov’t to introduce electronic traffic regulation to mitigate accidents, traffic violations

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Bauchi Gov’t to introduce electronic traffic regulation to mitigate accidents, traffic violations

The Bauchi State Government is to introduce electronic road traffic regulation in order to address the incessant traffic violation and accidents among road users.

The initiative will also serve as a means for revenue generation as well as exposing the state to a modern system of road traffic management.

The decision was reached during the state executive council meeting presided over by Governor Senator Bala Mohammed.

Addressing the council members, Bala said the State is determined to leverage the transport sector to improve its internally generated revenue.

The state Commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Aminu Hammayo while briefing journalists on the outcome of the meeting, said that the Government have made arrangement to introduce Electronic Road Traffic Regulation to address the incessant traffic violation and accidents among road users.

He said the arrangement was under a public-private partnership between the state government and a private body.

Hammayo said under the arrangement, the government will provide all the needed support to the State Traffic Management Agency, BAROTA including employment of staff while the company is to take charge of deployment of ICT facilities and manpower training.

Still during the meeting, the council has ratified the report of the White Paper Administrative Committee earlier constituted to look into the problem of land disputes between farmers and herders and illegal allocation of land and public properties across the 20 local government areas of the state.

To this end, the Commissioner of Land and Regional Planning, Yakubu Barau Ningi said a committee was constituted to ensure proper implementation of the committee’s recommendations to bring lasting solutions to the problem.

The council has also deliberated and approved a memo presented by the ministry of mineral resources on the need to regulate mining activities in the State.

Bauchi Gov’t to introduce electronic traffic regulation to mitigate accidents, traffic violations

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