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Rivers Urban Drivers Welfare Association Reacts To Resumption Of Rivers Taskforce

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The Urban Drivers Welfare Association in Rivers State has reacted to the resumption of the Rivers State Task Force on Street Trading and Illegal Motor Parks.

The Rivers State Task Force on Street Trading and Illegal Motor Parks had been accused of harassment and extortion of commercial drivers and traders.

This, many speculate led to its suspension, meanwhile, the coordinator of the task force, Felix Nwandibe said the operations of the task force were suspended to allow for restructuring in its leadership.

In an Interview on Nigeria Info’s Morning Crossfire, the Chairman,Urban Drivers Welfare Association in Rivers State, Lekia Isaac said the resumed activities of the task force will ensure sanity on the roads of Port Harcourt.

He, however, condemned the behavioural pattern of the task force when carrying out their operation. Lekia believes this has led to a constant clash between the group and commercial drivers who are mostly under pressure to meet up daily targets.

A bus driver had reportedly defecated on his palm in order to evade the arrest.

While urging members of the Rivers State Taskforce to be more civil in their interface with commercial drivers, the Chairman Urban Drivers called on the Ministry of Transportation to partner with the association in order to regulate the behaviour of drivers on the road.

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