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FRSC deploys 18,000 staff for sallah patrol

Also, the Corps deployed 52 ambulances and 6 heavy-duty tow trucks along major highways across the country as plans towards ensuring sanity on the highways…

Also, the Corps deployed 52 ambulances and 6 heavy-duty tow trucks along major highways across the country as plans towards ensuring sanity on the highways during festivities.
In a statement signed by the Corps Public Education Officer, Stella Uchegbu, the exercise is in line with the Corps’ continued  drive to achieve its 2014 strategic goals of reducing road traffic crashes by 15% and fatalities by 25% especially during the festive seasons.
The FRSC said the special patrol, which is aimed at addressing the spate of avoidable road crashes usually associated with the festive season, is an all inclusive exercise which will witness intensive patrols, prompt rescue services, strict enforcement of traffic rules and robust public enlightenment campaigns across the country.
Aside from massive deployment of personnel and logistics along designated corridors and black spots, the FRSC will also utilize its 9 Help Areas along Hawan Kibo, Akwanga, Gwagwalada, Lokoja, Ore, Egbeda, Mowe, Oghere and Kakau highways, in addition to the establishment of mobile courts at specific locations across the country for quick dispensation with road traffic offences.
Corps Marshal and Chief Executive (FRSC) Boboye Oyeyemi said the nationwide exercise forms part of the Corps sustained efforts to build on its Ember months campaigns which will be sustained through-out the end of the year to mitigate against road crashes during the yuletide season.

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