Motorists across the country, have been urged by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to embrace safety ideals, positive road behaviour and adhere to all traffic rules and regulations as Nigeria celebrates 59 years of independence.
Naija News reports that this call was made in a statement on Monday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital by the Corps Public Education Officer, Mr. Bisi Kazeem.
Kazeem noted that the call became imperative because it was part of concerted efforts to ensure a free flow of traffic and the safety of lives and property of road users, during the celebration.
The Corps Public Education Officer maintained that the need for all road users to drive with caution and avoid any act that violated established traffic laws during the celebration period.
The statement reads as thus; “The Federal Road Safety Corps is aware of how much the country cherishes its independence going by the series of festivities that form part of the celebration.
“Accordingly, the Corps Marshal, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, admonishes motorists to apply all cautionary measures so as to achieve a crash-free 59th independence celebration.
“He also gave the assurance of full deployment of operational facilities across traffic prone areas and others to ensure a hitch-free movement of persons and goods.
“To forestall all incidences of mishap on the road, I have directed Commanding Officers across the country to ensure full deployment of personnel and logistics for high visibility and to ensure prompt removal of obstructions and effective traffic management.”