22 December 2012

Nigeria: FRSC Deploys More Personnel, Vehicles for Christmas Patrol

About 31,500 personnel has been deployed to the highways by the Federal Road Safety Corps, commenced 26 days' nationwide special patrol in line with its continued drive to reduce the spate of road traffic infractions on the nation's highways during the yuletide.

Speaking during a media chat at a stakeholder's forum in Abuja, the FRSC Corps Marshal and Chief Executive, Osita Chidoka said " we have deployed 800 vehicles and 13,500 personnel with effect from today (19th December, 2012) for intensive patrol and rescue activities from this period upto the point of return, to calm down speed and ensure traffic control"

Details of the special patrol tagged "Operation Zero Tolerance", the Corps' operational focus will be on traffic control/calming, clearing of obstructions, checking speed limit and overloading violation, dangerous driving, use of phone while driving, light signal violation and other road vices.

According to the Corps Public Education Officer; Jonas Agwu, Corps Commander, " 23 corridors such as Sagamu-Ore-Benin, Lokoja-Benin-Auchi, Onitsha-Ihiala-Aba, Abuja-Keffi-Akwanga-Hawan Kibo-Jos, Minna-Birnin-Kebbi-Sokoto-Gusau-Funtua-Zaria, Kabba-Umuoke-Ekiti-Ido-Ilesha, Benin-Warri-Patani-Portharcourt and Makurdi-Oturkpo-Obollo Afor-9th Mile highways and 65 routes have identified nationwide for this exercise".

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