The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has deployed 1,936 personnel to the roads in Edo and Benue States to ensure a safe and hitch-free movement during the Eid-el-Kabir Sallah celebration.
In Benue, the Corps deployed 579 Regular Marshals and 107 Special Marshals while 1,250 personnel were deployed in Edo.
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The Sector Commander in charge of Benue State, Yakubu Mohammed, in a statement made available to newsmen in Makurdi on Sunday and signed by the Command’s Public Education Officer (PEO), Arc Oladele Meshach, said the deployment was for patrol, rescue and traffic control.
He called on all road users to be safety conscious and abide by all safety rules and regulations during the celebration and beyond.
The Sector Commander also advised motorists to avoid overloading, observe social distancing of passengers, wash their hands and use hand sanitiser to avoid the spread of deadly Coronavirus.
The statement added, “the Sector Commander reminded parents not to leave the keys of their vehicles within the reach of their under-aged children or wards.
“He assured members of the public that FRSC would always be ready to respond positively on rescue operations 24/7 and will also partner with all stakeholders to ensure a safe road use in the state.”
On the other hand, the Edo State Sector Commander of the Corps, Henry Benamaisia, disclosed that the deployment in the State was to ensure a crash-free motoring environment during the Sallah celebration.
“Aside from the personnel, we are also deploying 25 patrols vehicles, two heavy-duty tow truck vehicles, one tow van, three ambulances across the state in order to ensure quick response services,” he said.
He said the operatives would ensure that critical corridors and other parts of the state are adequately covered while potential traffic gridlock areas would be manned to ensure the free movement of vehicles.
He advised road users to cultivate the habit of discipline, be patient, maintain lane discipline and tolerance and obey traffic laws and FRSC operatives as they travel through the state.