Nigeria: Paul Okpe, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Osun, has called to motorists and other road users to exercise caution in order to reduce the number of people killed or injured in road accidents.
Also revealed by Okpe was that his command had begun on safety-awareness initiatives, which were carried out through meetings with members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers and other key stakeholders, with the goal of reducing carnage on the roads.
On Saturday, a press statement signed by the Sector Public Education Officer, Agnes Ogungbemi, and made available to journalists in Osogbo made this information available to the public.
“We just want to advise our motorists and all other road users to kindly exercise caution throughout this festive season,” the Okpe said.
“It is those who are still alive who are being celebrated. Everyone is responsible for taking the required steps to reduce the number of accidents on our roads and, as a result, to avoid the loss of lives and property.”
The Sector Commander also revealed that he and his soldiers have been working around the clock, going from one park to another, to raise awareness about the dangers of driving with worn-out tyres, overloading, speeding, drinking alcohol before and while driving, as well as the usage of illegal narcotics.
“In order to assure the success of the campaign, troops from the command have been dispatched to all highways in the state to ensure that safety regulations are followed.”
Furthermore, the FRSC in the state would be working in collaboration with other security agencies in an effort to ensure that the holiday season is trouble-free, he added.
In addition to expressing confidence that things would work out in the end, the FRSC Osun Sector Commander informed that various elements of the Corps in the State have swung into action in response to the crisis.