In order to ensure safety on the roads during the Christmas celebrations, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that it will deploy 21, 000 Regular Marshals and 15,000 Special Marshals.
This was revealed by the Corps Marshal, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, during a familiarisation visit to Niger command of the corps.
The corps marshal said that the measure would reduce Road Traffic Crashes (RTC) to the barest minimum, adding that all arrangements to carry out the task has been concluded.
He said, “We are going to deploy 21, 000 personnel and 15, 000 Special Marshal for the yuletide period to ensure safety on our roads.
“We have concluded arrangements and ready to carry out the task but expecting additional logistics promised by Mr. President to enable us surpass last year’s record.
We did well last year so our aim this year is to surpass it,’’ he said.
Oyeyemi who further urged road users to ensure that their vehicles are road worthy before embarking on a trip, advised Nigerians against travelling at night.
“Motorists should not overload their vehicles and you should also not travel at night because of our security situation to ensure a hitch free journey.”
Speaking on motorists who disobey traffic rules and regulations, Oyeyemi warned that stiff penalty await offenders.
“We are going to operate 200 mobile courts across the country to try traffic offenders during the end of year patrol.
“Any traffic offence will be meted with maximum traffic punishment, you can be convicted and sent to prison or fined depending on the case, ‘’ he said.
The FRSC boss further called on the media to help sensitise road users toward ensuring safety on the roads.