Mr Erastus Awortu, Chairman, Andoni local government area in Rivers has advised against reckless driving by officials of government.
He said that this would bring about strict adherence to traffic rules and check avoidable accidents and loss of lives.
Awortu gave the advice on Saturday during an official presentation of vehicles to council officials in Ngo, the headquarters of the council.
The vehicle presented include a Venza SUV 2015 model and 11 Toyota Corolla 2013 to 11 serving councillors and the Vice- Chairman.
“I want to urge the councillors and the vice Chairman to see these cars as part of their work tools and judiciously channel them into positive use.
“Avoid reckless driving, be conscious of traffic rules and don’t over speed, always remain safety conscious because I wouldn’t want to be associated with any accident or loss of lives of any beneficiary of our goodwill.
“For those who haven’t mastered driving, pls for your safety, ensure you get proper driving training before using the car,” he said.
The council boss also thanked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the opportunity given him and his team while promising to attract democracy dividend, continued loyalty and support to the party,” he said.
In the same vein, Mr Ikunyi-Owaji Ibani, Speaker, Rivers State Assembly and lawmaker representing Andoni state constituency, applauded the council Chairman for providing mobility for the council legislators and the vice Chairman.
He urged beneficiaries to imitate the council boss by impacting positively on their wards and proposing bylaws that would better the living standards of the locals.
“The council procured these vehicles to ease the jobs of beneficiaries so that there won’t be any excuse for laxity.
“This is the first time we are witnessing such huge democracy dividend, it’s indeed a new political agenda and a new face to grassroots governance.
“Sworn in on June 17, barely 63 days, this administration has attracted so much joy and fulfilment to political stakeholders in the areas of infrastructure and I urge you to do more,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the occasion witnessed dignitaries from the PDP, the state Head of Service Mr Rufus Godwins, Mr Titus Jones- the LGA Vice Chairman of the party and the State Organising Secretary, Mr Kagban Ofiks, among others.(NAN)