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FRSC deploys 33,000 personnel, 859 vehicles for Sallah patrol


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, said on Tuesday that it is deploying 33,000 personnel and 859 vehicles for a nationwide special patrol during the Sallah celebration.

The move, said the corps, was to ensure free flow of traffic and check accidents along the roads across the country.

The Corps’ Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, who made this known in a statement, said 106 ambulances, 267 motorcycles and 22 tow trucks would also be deployed for the exercise due to begin on Thursday and end on September 6.

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According to the FRSC spokesman, the exercise will focus on traffic control, excessive speeding, dangerous driving/overtaking, clearance of obstruction, seatbelt use violation and use of phone while driving.

He said that others were lane indiscipline and route violation, which had been identified as recurring factors for road traffic accidents.

Mr Kazeem advised motorists to adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations as over 200 Mobile Courts had been set up to prosecute traffic offenders during the period.

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He urged the general public, in the event of emergency, to notify the corps through its emergency line: 0700-call-FRSC (070022553772 or toll free number, 122, for prompt response.

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Mr Kazeem quoted the Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi as wishing Nigerians, especially Muslims happy celebration and assuring them that personnel of the corps would be on ground to serve them.




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