FEDERAL Road Safety
Corps, FRSC, has deployed
300 patrol vehicles, 50
ambulances, 75 motor bikes,
10 tow trucks and over 20,000
personnel, including special
marshals along designated
routes as part of measures to
ensure sanity on the nation’s
highways, during this year’s
Eid-el-Fitri celebration.
In a statement
made available to our
correspondent yesterday in
Abuja, this year’s nationwide
exercise which is partial
fulfilment of the Corps’ 2015
strategic goals of reducing
road crashes by 20 percent
and fatality by 30 percent,
has become necessary to
ensure safer road use during
the festive period, usually
associated with high volume
of vehicular traffic.
According to the statement,
the special patrol also
entails intensive patrols,
prompt rescue services,
strict enforcement of traffic
rules and robust public
enlightenment campaigns
across the nation.
FRSC Corps Marshal,
Boboye Oyeyemi, said
massive deployment of
personnel and logistics
along 23 designated critical
corridors and black spots
like Lokoja-Benin-Auchi,
Abaji-Lokoja, Abuja-Keffi-
Jos, Minna-Birnin-Kebbi-
Potiskum-Damaturu, Kabba
highways and 65 routes were
identified for the exercise.
Similarly, the Corps’ 24
emergency ambulance
response centres located at
designated routes across the
country in the FCT, Kaduna,
Gombe, Jigawa, Taraba,
Niger, Kogi, Ondo, Edo,
Osun, Nasarawa, Plateau
and Kwara states, will be
operational throughout the
It stated that FRSC will be
complemented by relevant
stakeholders such as the
Nigerian Police, Nigerian
Army, Nigerian Security and
Civil Defence Corps, National
Emergency Management
Agency, NEMA and others.