KASSAROTA to operate in all 34 councils, poised to reduce accidents

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The Director General of Katsina State Road Traffick Authority -KASSAROTA, Retired Major Garba Yahaya Rimi says the administration of Mallam Dikko Radda  has increased the staff strength of the Agency for optimal performance in reducing offences by road users in the state.

This is contained in a Press Release made available to newsmen in Katsina by the Public Relations Officer of the Authority, Abubakar Marwana  Kofar Sauri.

The statement quoted the Director General of the Authority saying that Governor  Radda has approved the recruitment of  additional 304 staff to compliment the 96 recruited by the previous administration that established the Authority.

He revealed that the newly recruited staff have since concluded training and joined the first group in carrying out the mandate of the Authority as spelt out by Katsina State House of Assembly that enacted the law establishing it.

He announced plans by KASSAROTA to be present in all the 34 Local Governments Areas of the state to maintain law and order on the roads.

Retired Major  Rimi said officers of the Authorty now has presence in 13 Local Governments Areas and hoped that more personnel would be recruited to cover the remaining Local Givernment Councils not covered by the Authority in the state.

At inception, he said that the Authority could only sent staff to Katsina, Daura and Funtua, adding however that they are now in Danja, Kankara, Dandume, Malumfashi, Dutsinma, Mashi, and Baure among others.

The Director General said the additional Local Governments were increased to cover the ever increasing traffic flow in the areas.

He reminded road users that the Authority was not established to source for revenue but a service provider to ensure safety of lives of the citizens.

It was in the cause of performance of the duty, he said  traffic offenders are booked for payment for non compliance of road traffic rules and regulations either in terms of non availability of documents or offences committed on the road.

Retired Major  Rimi explained that the state Governor had procured a new vehicle to add to 5 in the fleet of the Authority, stressing that the present administration made funds available for the complete renovation of the five vehicles for logistics improvement in the Authority.

He assured that Staff of the Authority would continue to show courtesy in carrying out the task of making roads  become safer and accident free throughout the year.

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