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Xmas: NEMA, FRSC others sensitize road users on safety

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Benin operation office, in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS), on…

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Benin operation office, in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS), on Friday flagged off an accident-free Christmas sensitization campaign across the Benin-Lagos and other critical roads in Edo state. 
Addressing journalists while flagging off the exercise at Benin-Lagos Toll gate, NEMA Edo Head of Operations Mr Dahiru Yusuf, said the exercise is an annual event aimed at educating, sensitizing and creating awareness among motorists and the general public against harmful practices on the road.
According to him, the exercise tagged, “Operation Eagle Eye” was intended to rally support from critical stakeholders to support the FRSC in curbing road accidents, loss of lives and property during and after the Yuletide season.
“We always carry out this awareness and sensitization campaign during the Yuletide season to let motorists and other road users know why they should obey traffic rules,” Yusuf said.
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He urged motorists to drive at minimal speed and respect other road users as it is those that are alive that will celebrate the season.
On his part, the Edo FRSC Sector Commander, Henry Benamasia, commended NEMA for their support during the period of high vehicular and human traffic on the roads.
Represented by  FRSC Unit Head of Operations, Benin-Lagos Toll Gate, Mrs R.A. Inneh assured the agency that they would continue their collaboration for the sake of humanity.
He appealed to other stakeholders to support the FRSC to curtail road crashes, especially during the festive period so that travellers will arrive at their destinations safely.
He also sought assistance with equipment such as stretchers, body bags and fire extinguishers from NEMA and other spirited individuals and organizations

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