The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Monday, said it has commenced massive mobilisation of its personnel and operational equipment for the celebration of this year’s
To this end, it disclosed that no fewer than 35,000 of the FRSC regular, special marshals, and Road Safety Club members, about 750 patrol vehicles, 120 ambulances, 25 tow trucks and over 200 bikes would be on the road during the special operation that would commence from 11 to 17 May, 2021.
The Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, who spoke in Abuja, said the Corps would be embarking on the special patrol operation to ensure that motorists and other road users have a hitch-free celebration amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and security challenges in the country.
“The mission of the special operation is to ensure free flow of traffic, provide prompt rescue services and timely clearance of obstructions on all major roads and critical corridors across the country before, during and after the festive period as well as minimizing the occurrence of road traffic crashes on the nation’s highways through effective patrol operations and sustained public enlightenment campaigns”.
“FRSC has a tradition of always organising special patrols during festive periods as a way of averting the chaos that characterises the road during the celebrations, as such, this year’s Eid el Fitr would not be an exemption. Motorists must endeavour to avoid traffic violations and remain conscious of their safety to avoid not only arrest and prosecution by members of the Corps, but falling prey to avoidable road crashes,” he said.
Kazeem revealed that the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, had directed commanding officers operating across various formations nationwide to ensure that the 52 corridors are properly manned throughout the period of the operations.
He, however, appealed to motorists to obey all traffic rules and regulations and cooperate fully with the FRSC and other law enforcement agencies that would be deployed for traffic management duties, saying that mobile courts would be in session across the country for prompt dispensation of justice to recalcitrant traffic violators.