Governor Nasir el-Rufai has commended the Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Authority (KASTLEA) for being one of the security agencies that helped in the fight against the spread of Covid-19 during the lockdown.
The governor, who said this at the presentation of 15 peugeot pick-up vans allocated to KASTLEA, said the marshalls were visible during the lockdown, noting that their sense of duty was exemplary.
El-Rufai, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Public Works and Infrastructure, Hajiya Balaraba Aliyu-Inuwa, said, ‘’four states have asked her ministry for the laws setting up KASTLEA and its guidelines, so that they can establish same.
“Our vision for KASTLEA is to achieve total road safety and an almost accident-free Kaduna state. Government will give the agency all the necessary tools to execute its mandate.’’
According to el-Rufai, more marshalls will be recruited and the current ones would undergo more training to improve their skills.
He however, advised the marshalls to be resilient and fastidious on their job.
Governor el-Rufai also praised the Corps Marshall, Major Garba Rimi (rtd), for ‘’injecting enthusiasm into KASTLEA staff, I’m sure the agency is in good hands”.
Corps Marshall Rimi, in his remarks, disclosed that the vehicles were given to him upon assuming office but he had to do the needful by branding them and completing the necessary documentation before putting them on the road.