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#EndSARS: FRSC resumes enforcement duties

Corps spokesman said the move was to forestall incidences of crashes and fatalities on the highways.

• October 31, 2020
Boboye Oyeyemi, Road Safety Corp Marshal. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of FRSC]
Boboye Oyeyemi, Road Safety Corp Marshal. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of FRSC]

Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi has directed officers of the FRSC to immediately resume their operations across all formations in the country. The traffic management agency had earlier suspended enforcement duties in the heat of the #EndSARS protests, NAN reports.

A statement released by Corps spokesman Bisi Kazeem on Friday said the road safety boss ordered all commanding officers to enforce maximum compliance to road traffic regulations and safety guides.

He said the move was also to forestall incidences of crashes and fatalities on the highways.

The FRSC boss also mourned the victims of the unfortunate fatal crash that occurred in Enugu State and confirmed that the accident was caused by a brake failure.

He confirmed that out of the 56 people involved in the Enugu road traffic crash, 21 people lost their lives.

The Corps Marshal stressed that the Corps was saddened by the ugly development and was ready to put all within its operational might to ensure that such fatalities were averted on the roads.

“One of the key strategies toward achieving this is the full deployment of personnel and increased visibility of patrol teams on the highways.

“Irrespective of the incessant attacks that led to the burning, looting, arson and damaging of FRSC property in various locations, the Corps is still deeply committed to the realisation of its corporate mandate.

“And as such, FRSC will not be dissuaded from carrying out its humanitarian work of keeping the roads safe, even amidst the risks on lives and property of personnel, ” Mr. Oyeyemi said.

Mr. Oyeyemi assured the personnel that everything humanly possible would be done to safeguard lives and property.

He added that lives of family members of staff and all FRSC facilities would be protected through close liaison with security agencies. 

(NAN)

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