REINTRODUCES WAR AGAINST INDISCIPLINE
Kogi state government yesterday reintroduced the War Against Indispline (WAI) to instil public decorum and discipline in its citizenry. The Commissioner for Information, Mr Tom Ohikere, disclosed this to newsmen yesterday at the government house shortly after the weekly executive meeting.
He said it became impertaive to reintroduce the programme, which was first introduced by the Buhari/Idiagbon military regime in 1984, in the state because 'alot of things had been turned upside down.'
For now, he said government would use the WAI to address isues arising from environmental illegalities and construction of buildings in outlawed areas in the state. Already, he said, some buildings, Constructed under high tension wires , drainages and government schools, had already been marked for demolitions.
He also announced that a monthly sanitation excercise would now commence in the state starting from this month between 7am-10am.
The government spokeman also disclosed that the executive council approved the extension of the government house, Lokoja, at the cost of over N199million as the current office accomodation was no longer adequate for the governor and his aides Ohikere also said government frowned at the incessant carnage along Abuja- Lokoja highway which is claiming hundreds of lives daily and called on the Federal Government to expedite work on the dualisation of the highway.
He specifically mentioned a recent accident which claimed the lives of 14 people due to the recklessness of one of the drivers attached to one of the Dangote trucks. While calling on drivers to avoid overspeeding or overtaking at dangeous bends, he called on men and officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps to be more alert and proactive in avoiding carnages on the highway..