Monday, 27 June 2011

News Report: Rivers State Government Hurriedly Pulls Military Off Traffic Rules Enforcement

The Rivers State government have hurriedly pulled off from traffic rules enforcement, the military dominated Joint Task Force on Security(JTF), comprising the military, the police and the state security service(SSS), set up by the late Umaru Yar'Adua administration to combat militancy in the oil rich Niger Delta region which includes Rivers state. The initial mandate of  JTF have been expanded.

chidi opara reports last week reported that the Rivers state traffic agency known as TIMARIV have made good its earlier threat to use the military in traffic rules enforcement in the state, especially in the capital city, Port Harcourt, which is known for its traffic gridlocks. The report went further to detail the operations in some strategic locations in the state capital. It is however, not clear if the hurried pull off was as a result of our report. A Rivers state government house insider however revealed to us that "your report was very disturbing". A contact in the headquarters of the Army brigade in Port Harcourt, known as Bori Camp equally revealed that "your report caused a stir".

Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi told local news reporters yesterday that the operation is yet to start. He confirmed the proposed involvement of JTF.

Our network member who visited Rumuokoro, Rumuola, Waterlines and Eleme junctions and the Lagos bus stop earlier today reported the absence of military personnels seen last week assisting TIMARIV in their operations.

chidi opara reports have however learnt that the nitty-gritty of the operation is being worked out at the moment between the military authorities in Rivers state and the Rivers state government. "The JTF unit to be seconded to TIMARIV may be dominated by the police", a highly placed TIMARIV contact informed one of our network members at the weekend.

The mandate of JTF is constantly being expanded at the request of state governors, to include almost every aspect of law enforcement.

News Report: Complete List Of Nigeria's Ministerial Nominees

1.Ambassador Bash Yuguda
2.Alhaji Yusuf Suleiman
3. Ruqaayat Rufai
4. Hajia Abiba Isah Dutshe
5. Alhaji Yusuff Abubakar
6. Dr. Shamsudeen Usman
7. Arc. Mohammed Musa Saada
8. Bello Haliru Mohammed
9. Mrs. Diezana -Allison-Madueke
10. Arc. Tonye Cole
11. Mrs. Martina Odom
12.Elder Godsday Orubebe
13. Arc. Mike Onolememen
14. Prof. Ita Okon Bassey-Ewa
15. Biola  Viola Onwuliri
16. Barth Nnaji
17. Mrs. Stella Odua-Ogiemwonyi
18. Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu
19. Barrister Emeka Nwogu
20. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

21. Mohammed B. Adoke
22. Alhaji Bolaji Abdullahi
23. Labaran Maku-Nassarawa
24. Hajia Zainab Ibrahim Kuchi
25. Dr. Samuel Loraer Ortom
26. Dr. Jonah Madugu
27. Comrade Abba Moro
28. Olusegun Aganga
29. Ms. Olajumoke Akinjide
30. Akinwunmi Ayo Adesina
31. Erelu Olushola Obada
32. Mrs. Omobola Johnson Olubushola
33. Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru
34. Navy Capt. Caleb Olubaolade
35. Bukar Tijjani- Borno
36. Obadiah Ando
37. Senator Idris Umar
38. Dr. Yerima Lawan Ngama
39. Hajia Zainab  Maina
40.Senator Bala Mohammed
41. Dr. Mohammed Pateh