Saturday, 31 October 2020 04:46

Go back on the road, Corps Marshal directs Road Safety personnel

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Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi has ordered the immediate resumption of all operational activities in Corps’ formations across the country.

Recall the Corps Marshal had earlier ordered suspension of all enforcement activities of Federal Road Safety Corps as a result of upsurge of the #EndSARS protests across the country.

In a statement by Mr Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, the Corps Marshal gave the order in a memo to Commanding Officers following the urgent need to keep the roads safe, enforce maximum compliance to road traffic regulations and safety guides, as well as forestall incidences of crashes and fatalities on the highways.

Oyeyemi mourned victims of the unfortunate fatal crash that occurred in Enugu State.

While mourning the victims of the unfortunate road traffic crash in Enugu State, the Corps Marshal confirmed that out of the 56 people involved in the Enugu road traffic crash, 21 persons lost their lives.

He revealed that the crash which occurred at Nkwo/Mmaku junction, along old Enugu/Okigwe road at about 4pm on Wednesday 28 October, 2020, involved a Mercedes Benz Bus (ENU 811 KU) conveying school children and a Flatbed Mark Truck (KPP 247 XA). The crash was caused by mechanical deficiency (brake failure).

According to him, irrespective of the incessant attacks that led to the burning, looting, arson and damaging of FRSC properties in various locations occasioned by the #EndSars protests, the Corps remains deeply committed to the full realisation of its corporate mandate. As such, it will not be dissuaded from carrying out its humanitarian work of keeping the roads safe, even amidst the risks on lives and properties of personnel.

While boosting the morale of the entire workforce, Oyeyemi assured the personnel that everything humanly possible would be done to safeguard lives and properties and those of family members of Staff as well as all FRSC facilities through close liaison with security agencies.