Anambra State House of Assembly yesterday asked the state governor, Willie Obiano, to ban street ceremonies to save the people of the state of the hardship resulting from such actions.
The resolution followed a motion moved by the member representing Aguata1 constituency, Ikechukwu
Umeh.
Umeh had said the people of the state passed through painful moments each time such ceremonies took place, as a result of gridlocks and ancillary problems.
Supporting the motion, the member representing Njikoka 2 constituency, Timothy Ifedioramma, said such
ceremonies had always subjected the people to danger.
The motion is expected to prohibit street ceremonies such as funerals, marriages and so on trunk A and B roads.
The motion read “Convinced that the celebration of ceremonies and festivals on roads portend great risk to
human lives and valuable properties, the protection of which is the paramount objective of every good government.
“Be it therefore resolved that: His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano , governor of Anambra State, be urged to ban individuals, groups and communities from holding ceremonies/festivals on roads in the state.”
The Speaker of the House, Mrs Rita Mduagwu, ruling on the motion, said it was apt and proper, particularly at a time like this.
She described such actions as lawlessness and disrespect for traffic rules and regulations. She enjoined the state governor to direct the state commissioner for transport, the state traffic agency and other relevant bodies to take urgent steps to effect the House’s resolution.


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