Anambra: FRSC Deploys 1,090 Personnel For Special Patrol During Eid-el-Kabir

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frscThe Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra Command, has deployed 1,090 personnel for Eid-el-Kabir special patrol in the state.

The Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr. Adeoye Irelewuyi, stated this in a statement made available in Awka on Thursday.

The Federal Government has declared Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

Irelewuyi explained that the special patrol was targeted at ensuring that all road users within and traversing Anambra State traveled in safety and devoid of any traffic encumbrances during the period.

According to him, the special patrol as directed by FRSC National Headquarters is expected to commence from July 6 to July 13.

“The Eid-el-Kabir celebration is expected to be celebrated on July 9.

“There is an anticipated increase in traffic volume as a result of Muslim faithful as well as other Nigerians who may take advantage of this period to travel to celebrate with family members and friends.

“This upsurge in the volume of traffic comes with attendant challenges such as traffic congestion, road obstructions as well as road traffic crashes.

“In view of the above, FRSC has deployed 1,090 Regular and Special Marshals to manage traffic situations on all roads in Anambra to ensure free flow of traffic and reduction in crashes, ” he said.

The sector commander said that operational vehicles and recovery vehicles had been deployed for prompt response to road traffic crashes and clearing of any form of obstruction on the road.

He said that the Corps had commenced public enlightenment on speed violations; dangerous driving and overtaking; lane discipline; and route violations as well as the use of phones while driving.

He also said that sensitization on overloading, driving under influence of alcohol, and under-aged driving, amongst others, had been going on at motor parks, churches, markets, and media houses.

The sector commander urged motorists to cooperate with FRSC personnel and obey traffic rules and regulations.

 


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