16 September 2020 by Kayode Oyedare
As part of efforts in ensuring a hitch free electoral process in Edo State, the Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC has deployed 1,500 of its personnel to cover the forthcoming Gubernatorial elections slated for this Saturday 19 September, 2020.
According to the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC team is to be led by the Zonal Commanding Officer RS5, Benin to be assisted by; Assistant Corps Marshal in charge of Federal Operations at the Federal Road Safety Headquarters, and Sector Commander RS5.1 Benin , a Corps Commander
Mr Kazeem said the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi equally approved that 35 Vehicles, including Tow trucks, Ambulances and other Operational Vehicles be deployed to aid the electoral process in the 18 Local Government Areas of the State.
He explained that the deployed Personnel are to engage in : carrying out enforcement of no movement order, certification of INEC vehicles to be used to convey electoral materials, removal of obstructions and rescue operations as well as joining other sister agencies to maintain orderliness at assigned polling booths.
The Corps Marshal also admonished the FRSC Personnel to conduct themselves in a professional manner by carrying out their duties diligently and ensure compliance with the Presidential Task Force Directives on Covid19 .
He stated that the FRSC 122 Emergency toll free line remains open to the general public to reach out in case of any unforeseen circumstances.