As part of government responsibility to ensure compliance with its directives in the operation of Motor Parks, the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Transport, Prince Godwin Ntukudeh, has visited parks in Uyo metropolis for assessment.
Some of the Parks visited were the Mbiabong Park in Oron Road; Nung Oku Park, Long Distance Park at Itam Central Motor Park.
The Commissioner, whose Ministry has the responsibility to effect sustainable development and superior performance as directed by the State Governor, noted that the tour was to upgrade the state’s transport sub-sector to a world-class standard.
He advised the Park Management Committee (PMC) to ensure proper management of the facility and coordination of all the subsectors of the transport industry.
Prince Ntukudeh, who highlighted some of the shortfalls at the parks, said the inspection exercise will be a regular one and advised the PMC to use the Task Force to eradicate touting and illegal parks within the metropolis.
He appealed to his counterpart in the Ministry of Works to offer interventional measure to the Ikot Ekpene-Itam Road in Itu Local Government Area for ease of traffic.
The Transport Commissioner also commended the Divisional Police Officer of Itam Police State, Mark Nwaibe, for ensuring the security of life and property around the area.
In his response, the PMC Chairman commended the Transport Commissioner for the visit and promised to work in line with the State Government vision of industrializing the state