Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Zamfara State Command, has introduced new road audit strategy on state and federal highways with a view to ascertain the level of deterioration of roads that link Zamfara and its neighbouring states of Sokoto, Kebbi and Katsina.
This was made known by the FRSC Sector Commandant, Mr. Amos Yakubu Thliza, while fielding questions from journalists in his office.
He said the new road audit initiated by the FRSC in the state was to identify potholes along Gusau-Sokoto, Gusau-Kaura-Namoda-Jibiya and Gusau-Funtua federal highways and also the villagers who usually block the roads with heavy stones and submit the report to the appropriate authority in order to safeguard motorists and motorcyclists from accident as a result of reckless driving.
Thliza said adequate arrangements have been mapped out by the command with three local government zonal offices comprising Talata-Mafara, Kaura-Namoda and Tsafe to ensure success of the new road audit blueprint operations.
He added that the command would continue to maintain surveillance on the high ways in order to ensure safe driving and to have prompt response in rescue of road accident victims to nearby hospitals.
Thliza disclosed that his command had agreed to form a joint task advocacy and rally campaign operations with other road traffic operators in the state which include the police, VIO, Zamfara Road Traffic Agency, ZAROTA, NURTW, NSCDC among others on how to ensure sanity on roads, particularly in Gusau, the state capital.
“Our people must obey road traffic regulations in order to reduce accidents due to reckless driving, especially in Gusau where the state government spent millions of naira to install traffic lights,” he stressed.
On the forthcoming Eid–el-Kabir festivities, Thliza said the command will work tirelessly to ensure the safety of lives and property.
He also cautioned parents to desist from giving vehicles to their under-aged children in order to avoid accidents.

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