Eid-el-Kabir: FRSC to deploy 150 officers for safety compliance in Osun

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The Federal Safety Corps (FRSC) in says fewer than 150 Special Marshals and Regular Marshals be deployed in the before, during and after the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations .

The Sector Commander, Mr Paul Okpe, said this in a statement issued by the Command’s Spokesperson, Mrs Agnes Ogungbemi in Osogbo on Wednesday.

He noted the deployment was to ensure full compliance with safety measures by motorists,

Okpe said 150 which include both special marshals and regular marshals shall be drafted to some strategic locations to curtail any form accident.

According to him, the command patrol vehicles including tow operational van would be positioned to avoid any form gridlock and disobedience to traffic act.

He advised safety on highways was a shared responsibility which must not be left in the hands the command alone.

Okpe noted that all must join hands to make the free for all.

“We want to implore all road users to adhere to the road traffic ordinance by not going against any traffic rule.

“Drivers should also avoid dangerous driving, speeding, not wearing their seat belt and also taking hard and drinking alcoholic substance,” he said.

The sector commander said that the command had begun its enlightenment campaign to sensitise drivers at motor parks on the dangers involved in reckless driving .

“In view of the upcoming Sallah celebration, the command is embarking on a road show to sensitise the motoring on the need to exercise caution while driving.

“The Regular Marshal, Special Marshals, NYSC/Road Safety Club , OYES and join in the exercise.

“The motorcade take off the Sector Command, Abere to Aregbe Junction and some strategic locations in the to raise the safety consciousness of motorists,” he said.

Okpe advised road users to ensure strict compliance with the COVID-19 protocols to guide against the spread of the deadly disease.