FRSC deploys 600 patrol vehicles for hitch-free Eid-el-Fitri

FRSC deploys 600 patrol vehicles for hitch-free Eid-el-Fitri
The Federal Road Safe­ty Corps (FRSC) has deployed 500 patrol vehicles, 50 Ambulances, 85 motor bikes, 15 tow trucks and over 20,000 personnel including special marshals, along designated routes as part of measures to ensure sanity on the nation’s high­ways, during this year’s Eid-el-Fitri Sallah celebration.
FRSC said this year’s na­tionwide exercise which is partial fulfilment of the Corps’ 2016 strategic goals of reducing road crashes by 15 per cent and fatality by 25 per cent, has become neces­sary to ensure safer road use during the festive period, usually associated with high volume of vehicular traffic.
It said the special patrol will also entail intensive patrols, prompt rescue ser­vices, strict enforcement of traffic rules and robust public enlightenment cam­paigns across the nation.
In addition, the FRSC operatives will be deployed along designated Eid pray­ing grounds as part of mea­sures to ensure free flow of traffic.
Part of this nationwide engagement plans, accord­ing to the FRSC Head, Media Relations and Strat­egy, Corps Commander Bisi Kazeem, is “massive deployment of person­nel and logistics along 23 designated critical corri­dors and black spots such as Lokoja-Benin-Auchi, Abaji-Lokoja, Abuja-Keffi-Akwanga-HawanKibo-Jos, Minna-Birnin-Kebbi-So­koto-Gusau-Funtua-Zaria, Potiskum-Damaturu, Kab­ba highways and 65 routes, identified for this exercise.”
“Similarly, the Corps’ 24 emergency ambulance re­sponse centres located at designated routes across the country in the FCT, Kaduna, Gombe, Jigawa, Taraba, Niger, Kogi, Ondo, Edo, Osun, Nasarawa, Pla­teau and Kwara States, will be operational throughout the period.
“The FRSC will be complemented by relevant stakeholders such as the Nigeria Police, Nigerian Army, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, National Emergency Man­agement Agency and oth­ers.

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