Officers of the Anambra State Traffic Management Agency (ATMA) are set to undergo a safety training in a bid to ensure a safer traffic environment in the state, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed on Wednesday.

The Anambra Sector Commander, FRSC, Mr. Andrew Kumapayi, while receiving Mr. Pat Obiefuna, the Director of ATMA in Awka, said that the training would further sensitise ATMA officials on how to clear obstructions and move accident victims quicker after road traffic crashes.

“I am happy with the collaboration that has been existing between the commission and the agency to reduce traffic crashes, road bottlenecks and ensuring a safe motoring environment in the state.

“The agency has been helpful in ensuring speedy movements of accident victims from the road after traffic crashes as well as clearing obstructions in most of the critical corridors in the state.

“This is why we promised to assist the agency in the area of capacity building. We plan to organise workshops for ATMA officials to build their capacity,” he said.

“The training is in furtherance to our resolve to ensure safe traffic environment for all road users by ensuring that motorists comply strictly to traffic rules and regulations,” Kumapayi added.

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The Managing Director, ATMA, Mr. Pat Obiefuna, hailed the training while stressing its usefulness in the agency’s collaboration with the FRSC on road safety.

”We are here on a familiarisation visit to strengthen our collaboration with the FRSC.

“The commission is key in traffic management and control at the Federal level and ATMA is an agency at the state level, so we can complement your efforts.

“Most times, FRSC do not have enough manpower to cover the state, so we come in handy to complement them,” Obiefuna said.

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