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Yuletide: NEMA Deploys Response Vehicles For Rescue Operations

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA says it has deployed State-of-the art equipment, Life Support Ambulances and Multi Hazard Response Vehicles for prompt rescue operations in case of any accident.

This is to complement efforts of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC at providing prompt rescue operations during emergencies in the on going End of the year Special Operation.

The Head of NEMA incharge of FCT and Kogi State, Mr Justin Uwazuruonye who stated this while on an FRSC and NEMA joint operation along Zuba- Giri- Gwagwalada – Lokoja Highway maintained that the establishment of Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays had also enhanced NEMA’s support to sister agencies in rescue operations.

The FRSC Zonal Commanding officer incharge of FCT and Niger State, Assistant Corps Marshal Jonas Agwu warned motorists particularly commercial drivers to abide by traffic rules and complement the federal government’s huge investment on road rehabilitation and construction for economic development.

Assistant Corps Marshal Jonas Agwu however appealed to FCT residents to make use of pedestrian bridges to avoid being Knocked down by vehicles.

The Chief Security Officer, Conglomerate of Private parks Gwagwalada, Mr Ibrahim Dauda said the newly constructed Gwagwalada Lokoja Highway had enhanced free flow of traffic along the corridor.

Mr Ibrahim commended transport union leaders in providing security for passengers at all motor parks.

The FCT FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Ochi Oga said adequate deployment of personnel and logistics contributed to the success recorded in the end of the year patrol.

Mr Ochi said the Commission would continue to embark on public enlightenment and advocacy as well as engaging major stakeholders in making roads safer for FCT residents.

The Chairman, Zuba NURTW, Alhaji Bashir Ibrahim said the park recorded Zero accidents in the last quarter of 2021.

He attributed this to the joint efforts of the unions with the FRSC in ensuring effective road management in the FCT.

By Kayode Oyedare

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