The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos Sector, says it has deployed 1,416 personnel and 72 operational vehicles to ensure motorists’ safety during the Easter break.
The Corps Commander, Mr Babatunde Farinloye, announced this in a statement issued on Thursday and mailed to The NewsZenith on Friday in Lagos.
“The 1,416 personnel deployed comprised of regular and special Marshals, while the 72 vehicles were in place to ease operations during the period,” he said.
According to him, two trucks are available for the prompt removal of any obstruction during this period.
“We are also organising mobile court to prosecute erring traffic offenders.”
He added that the corps had mobilised its men to check drivers driving under the influence of alcohol.
”We are working with other critical stakeholders like the military, Immigration Services, Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) and the Federal Fire Service.
“Others are the Ministry of Transportation, National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).
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“Collaboration is to ensure quick response in the case of any emergency and crash.
“We seek the cooperation of the motorists as well as community first respondents to assist, in case of any crash, with intelligence information to make the festival a huge success,” Farinloye said.
He assured motorists of proper monitoring of the highways and outposts by FRSC officers.
“They will man various traffic flash points and notorious areas within the state.
The Corps Commander said this would help to ease movement during the Easter celebration.
He said that the command would also be deploying five motorbikes and four ambulances to move around the streets of Lagos during the celebration.
He assured the motoring public of FRSC’s renewed vigour to ensure safety on the roads, urging them to obey traffic laws.
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