FRSC mobilizes 1,023 personnel for Ember months operations in Ebonyi


The Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) has mobilized 1,023 personnel for its ember monthly operations in Ebonyi state.

The FRSC Ebonyi state Sector Commander, CC Uche Chukwurah disclosed in Abakaliki during the flag-off rally of the ember months campaign in the state.

Chukwurah said that the personnel consists of regular and special marshals as the command will deploy 10 patrol vehicles for the operations.

“We would also deploy one ambulance and one power bike to guarantee safe travels for all road users within the state.

“Patrol operations would be sustained while mobile courts would be fully operational for quick dispensation of justice to traffic violators.

“We would also embark on robust public enlightenment at markets, schools, motor parks, places of worship, and through various media channels”.

She noted that emphasis would be placed on checking over speeding, overloading, and the use of substandard tires.

“These factors increase the severity of crashes when they occur as the public should realize that the task of ensuring safe roads was collective.

“The FRSC as the lead agency in traffic management in Nigeria will continue adopting proactive approaches to enlighten the public on ways of reducing carnages on our roads.

“I appreciate the state government and other stakeholders for their support in achieving our mandate and hope that the 2022 ember-months would be crash free,”.

The Acting Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Dauda Biu in his message, observed that the ember months witness a huge volume of traffic with people traveling across the country.

Biu represented by the Zonal Commanding Officer of the corps Ocheja Ameh remarked that the yuletide which falls within this period sees people traveling to meet their loved ones and attend various occasions.

“The huge vehicular movements are compounded by the excesses of motorists which leave horrifying nightmares in the minds of road users”.

Governor David Umahi represented by Dr. Stephen Odo, state Commissioner for Commerce and Industries commended the FRSC for the initiative and pledged that the government would support measures to ensure safe roads.

“The protocols involved in saving road accident victims, especially at the hospitals should be withdrawn to ensure that lives are saved.

Goodwill messages were delivered at the occasion by representatives of security agencies, and non-governmental organizations among others.

The theme of the event was ‘Avoid overspeeding, overloading, and unsafe tires to arrive alive.

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