FRSC Deploys 41,000 Personnel for Eid-el-Kabir Operations

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has mobilized 41,000 regular and special marshals for a 10-day nationwide special operation to ensure a smooth and safe Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

In a briefing held in Abuja, Corps Marshal Shehu Mohammed announced that extensive logistics support had been arranged to facilitate the operations. The FRSC has increased its presence along critical corridors, with 23 help areas established for prompt removal of obstructions and rescue operations.

Additionally, 15 traffic control camps will be dedicated to managing identified traffic gridlock areas around the clock. A situation room has been activated to ensure timely information dissemination to all sector commands across the country.

Corps Marshal Mohammed urged the public, especially commuters, to monitor and report reckless drivers to FRSC operatives or any nearby security outposts. He also confirmed that over 200 mobile courts will be operational to prosecute traffic offenders during the special operation.

The FRSC is conducting a sensitization campaign in accredited motor parks nationwide and deploying equipment to monitor drivers’ alcohol consumption. This initiative aims to reduce road accidents and improve traffic management across Nigeria.

Motorists, particularly commercial drivers, are advised to avoid dangerous driving, practice lane discipline, refrain from using phones while driving, adhere to passengers’ manifest regulations, avoid using mechanically deficient vehicles, refrain from loading trailers with passengers, and avoid illegal use of spy number plates.

Corps Marshal Mohammed also mentioned that the new management plans to fully integrate technology into FRSC operations, pending federal government approval and support.

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