23 July 2021 By KAYODE OYEDARE
The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC has called on Transport Unions to limit their operations to only Government approved motor parks and desist from road side activities
FCT Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Samuel Ochi Who made the call during a joint sensitisation campaign with National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA at the WAZOBIA Park Gwagwalada Abuja said illegal motor parks along the Highway contributed to incessant grid locks on the Gwagwalada-Lokoja highway.
He stressed the need for Union Leaders to also stop the sale of alcoholic beverages at the motor parks and join the campaign against reckless driving, overloading and use of mobile phones while driving.
While acknowledging the important role of transporters towards Socio Economic Development of the country, the Sector Commander appealed to them to immediately remove all vehicles causing obstruction for free flow of traffic as travellers were coming back after the Sallah Celebration.
The FCT Head of Operations, NEMA Mr Samuel Bitrus who was represented by Mr Labaran Haman said the organisation would continue to make available its Life Support Ambulances and other equipment to assist FRSC during rescue operations.
He Commended the contributions of commercial drivers towards the reduction of road accidents during the Sallah celebration and urged them to support efforts at bringing sanity on the highways.
The Unit Coordinator, Special Marshals in Gwagwalada, Mr Joe Frank emphasized the need for commercial drivers to see those rendering humanitarian services as friends and stop assaults on them.
Mr Joe Frank said the special marshals would not relent in contributing towards achieving the United Nations decade of action on Fifty percent reduction in road accidents by the year 2030
The Chairman of WAZOBIA motor Park Gwagwalada Mr Ifeanyi Ibeabuchi expressed gratitude to the FRSC and NEMA for organising the sensitisation campaign and pledged his maximum cooperation towards making Nigerian Roads Safer.
Mr Ibeabuchi also assured that the Union would continue to discourage intake of alcoholic beverages by drivers and ensure the safety of passengers at the park.
The programme featured talks on the need for drivers to always do Regular morning check on Vehicles before embarking on journey and how to render assistance to FRSC, NEMA and other security agencies during road accidents and other. emergency