Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Friday reiterated its readiness to reduce accidents on the roads to the barest minimum, especially during the ember months.
Assistant Corps Marshal Zonal Commanding Officer of RS9HQ Enugu, Mr. Samuel A Obayemi during the zone’s second bi-annual retreat said that FRSC was committed to ensuring safer road for travellers in the zone.
He said that FRSC sets a target each year and that the purpose of the retreat is to review the corps activities in the last few months and proffer ways forward.
“We have set our corporate strategic targets for 2015 as: improving stakeholders’ consultation and road use education, improve enforcement, rescue and advisory capacity of the corps and many more.
“This retreat is an opportunity for stock taking and an attempt to review our activities in the last few months.
“FRSC looks into the future with steady focus in an ever changing world so we are committed to leaving a legacy for the future generations of safer road to travel,” he said.
The Enugu State sector commandant, Col. David Mendes said that the retreat was to brainstorm on how to improve consultation with the stakeholders for effective enforcement as they are the key factors.
“We are here because of the ember month and we want to make the road safe for the citizens so we cannot afford to gear up because the road is getting busy,” he said.
In his speech, the IMO State sector commander, Col. Godwin Omiko said that FRSC expects high volume of road user in this Embers month and assured that it was their duty to embark on enormous campaign to educate road users on how to operate on the road.
“We have realised that over speeding constituted the 50 per cent of the accidents we used to have on the roads and these are why we have been working judiciously to ensure that drivers install speed limits in their vehicles.
“FRSC cannot assume that the road users know what to do because there are new entrances on the road every day and they still need to be educated. Road users are not supposed to apply more than 80km per hour on the high way and should apply below 60km on a busy road,” Omiko said.
He urged the road users to make use of their sense while applying on their road.
In a vote of thanks, the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA reporters, Mrs Chika Ugwu thanked the organisers for their efforts in reducing accident in our roads.

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