Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun state command has deployed a total of 1,500 personnel to construction zones and other areas of the state.
The deployment of its officers is ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, to prevent accidents on Nigerian roads.
Naija News understands that the FRSC’s Sector Commandant in Ogun, Mr Clement Oladele, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Ota, Ogun state.
Oladele noted that the deployment of regular and special marshals became imperative in a deliberate attempt to ensure free flow of traffic, thus reducing the pains suffered by motorists in the state.
The FRSC boss said that the heavy presence of its personnel would be felt at construction zones, as most accidents occur at such places.
He highlighted the areas the officers will be patrolling as the popular Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Sagamu-Ijebu Ode Expressway, Benin-Ore Expressway, Idiroko, Itori, Ifo, Ewekoro.
Oladele in his statement noted that such measures became necessary to save lives and property.
“We have also directed all the commands across the state to intensify enforcement on safety, to check the excesses of drivers.
“Any driver caught driving against traffic and not compliant with the traffic rules and regulations would be arrested and prosecuted,’’ he said.