26 March 2021 by Kayode Oyedare.
The Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC has deployed a total of 25, 224 regular and over 10,000 special Marshals across the country for 8 days Special Easter Operation
Also a special monitoring team would be deployed to ensure compliance to the operational guidelines of the special patrol scheduled to commence next week.
The Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem while speaking in Abuja said 580 patrol vehicles, 92 ambulances, 17 tow trucks and 73 motorbikes are to be mobilised as part of the patrol logistics.
The Corps Public Officer noted that as part of the strategies, a total of 22 Help Areas have also been mobilised to ensure prompt removal of obstructions, death and injuries during the period.
This, he said, was in addition to the ten traffic control camps which would be dedicated solely to identifying traffic gridlock areas to be manned by the personnel on 24/7 basis during the Easter Celebration.
According to him, a Situation Room at the National Headquarters will be activated to monitor, collate and process information for dissemination to relevant commands and stakeholders across the country as the case may be.
This is in addition to the activation of 28 Road Traffic Crash Clinics and 48 Zebra points located along the major routes which would be covered by 92 ambulances that would be fully utilized to respond promptly to cases of rescue and convey injured victims to hospitals for more professional attention.
Mr Kazeem added that Commanding Officers have been directed to liaise with other strategic stakeholders within their operational areas to secure the needed moral and logistics as well as security support.
He maintained that the objectives of special operations are reduction in Road Traffic Crashes, Road Traffic Fatalities and Road Traffic Injuries; enforcement and strict compliance to COVID-19 Protocol by motorists and road users, prompt response to road traffic crash victims.
The FRSC spokesman said the Commission would carryout aggressive enforcement including activating over 200 mobile Courts to prosecute traffic offenders
The Corps Public Education Officer however solicited the support of road users towards the success of the Easter special Operation.