Yuletide: Motorists Having Hitch-free Movements on Abuja-Lokoja-Okene Highway – FRSC

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The Federal Road safety Corps (FRSC) on Friday said no crash or major obstruction had occurred on Abuja-Lokoja-Okene highway corridor since it commenced special patrol in the yuletide season.
The Kogi Sector Commander, Mr Issac Martins, told newsmen at the popular Nataco junction in Lokoja, that the hitch-free vehicular movement was due to the adequate preparation put in place by the agency.
“Since we started this special patrol for this season, there is no single crash or obstruction that has been reported in Kogi State for now.
“We have prepared before today; there are certain things we have put on ground before this Christmas season and that is what has been helping us.
“We have done lots of sensitisation to traditional people, marketers, food vendors and motorists, for them to be aware of this coming seasons and the need to be orderly and obey traffic rules and regulations.
“In addition, the collaborations between our sister agencies also help us. You can see all of us on ground working together, and that is what has made things to work,” Martins said.
Also, Mrs Ojepke Erujakpor, Deputy Corps Marshal Operations, said traffic was light on the highway and there was no crash, saying “we are grateful, no obstruction neither”.
According to her, “it has also enabled us to look at where we have gaps, so that we might need to put more vehicles and where we feel that there is too long a stretch without an FRSC present and to respond faster to any incidence on the road.
“We have a situation where ordinary Nigerians are disallowing motorists who want to violate traffic laws from doing so because everybody is aware.
“We can see that it is government official vehicles that are violating traffic rules; we have taken their plate numbers and vehicle pictures and we will officially report the matter to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
“A lot of commercial drivers have met the standard; they have put their vehicles in order, driving within acceptable limit and wearing their seat belts as well as their passengers.
“Motorists are advised to be patient and obey traffic signs and traffic controllers,” she said.
(NAN)

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