By Emmanuel Udom
Members of Police Community Relations Committee, (PCRC), Lagos State Command, have been under-going training in the last one week on how best to assist the police in controlling traffic in various parts of the state.
Our correspondent, who monitored the training, observed that PCRC members were trained on the methodology and the ethics of controlling traffic in Lagos, a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and a commercial nerve center of Nigeria, with an estimated population of 20million people.
Today, Saturday, March 27, at Police College in Ikeja, Lagos, it was observed that more than 500 members of the committee drawn from various commands were drilled at the open field, after under-going series of lectures at the lecture halls of the college.
Speaking with our correspondent on the training, Elder George Okoye, general secretary, Makinde police station PCRC and training coordinator for Area F police command Ikeja, said the training is the first of its kind, since 1984, when the committee was established.
He praised Apostle Kehinde Showemimo, Lagos state chairman of PCRC for the initiative and said that members of the committee with the training and certification could be empowered to assist the police, federal roads safety corps, Lagos state traffic management agency and others to control traffic during peak periods in parts of Lagos.