New Telegraph reports that a mobile court in Sokoto State has convicted 34 traffic offenders with one of them bagging a two-month jail term or an option of N 30,000 fine.
According to New Telegraph, this was contained in a statement signed by the spokesman of the state’s Sector Command of the Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC), Alhaji Aliyu Kanya and issued to newsmen in Sokoto. The statement said the mobile court was conducted along the Sokoto-Illela highway.
It added that two other suspected traffic offenders were discharged and acquitted. “The major offences focused on were overloading, driving licence violation and vehicles licence violation.
“This is to inform the motoring public that the exercise is a continuous one and therefore called on them to desist from carrying and boarding overloaded vehicles,” the statement, added.
It further urged motorists to desist from driving without valid driving licence as well as endeavour to register their vehicles with the Internal Revenue Board. “Use of cell phones while driving should be stopped, also the use of expired or second hand tyres should be discouraged while also ensuring that speed limit devices are installed in their vehicles. “Wishing them safer driving culture by abiding to the rules and regulations governing the use of roads,” it concluded.
New Telegraph reports that meanwhile, Sokoto State Focal Person in the Social Intervention Programme, Alhaji Lawalli Zagi Kebbe, yesterday said at least 2, 246 youths have benefitted from the Federal Government NPower Programme, while compiling registration of vulnerable groups for the N5,000 monthly stipend.
This was made known when the office was compiling the list of those scheduled to benefit from the Federal Government’s N5, 000 monthly stipends to poor Nigerians, which has started in some states.
The focal person ensured they were currently compiling a social register of all the vulnerable groups that includes orphans, widows and other indigents. He commended Governor Aminu Tambuwal for establishing the coordination office, staffing and furnishing it for the successfully commencement of the programme.
Kebbe, who spoke with newsmen in Sokoto, said out of the figure, 1,865 were under N-Power teaching, 277 under NAgro while 104 are under N-Power Health, among others, New Telegraph reports.
Source: New Telegraph