The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi has expressed satisfaction over the traffic situation the commission witnessed across the country during the commission’s nationwide special Eid-el-Kabir patrol, saying from all indications, there was no cause for alarm.
Mr. Oyeyemi gave the verdict in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, while monitoring traffic on some major roads leading to Ilorin Township.
According to the Corps Marshal, the operational strategies designed by the FRSC National Headquarters, Abuja to ensure crash and obstruction-free Sallah celebration proved effective. He noted that reports received from across the commands indicate significant improvement in traffic management during the celebration with indications of fewer cases of road traffic crashes and obstructions as compared to same period last year.
“Yesterday, I personally monitored traffic on Abuja-Kaduna road, and today, I have just monitored the traffic on some of the major roads leading to Ilorin township,” he stated.“From what I have seen here and reports so far received from across the commands, we are satisfied with the overall traffic situation across the country.”
The Corps Marshal however appealed to motorists to continue to obey the traffic rules and regulations to ensure safety of all road users.
The Sector Commander of Kwara state, Sunday Maku who was part of the monitoring exercise in the state observed that the command recorded significant success in this year’s special patrol as compared to last year, pledging to sustain the tempo of activities for the rest of the year and beyond.
The Corps Marshal joined other Marshals in monitoring exercise to parts of the South-West to round up the special Sallah operation, which commenced on Tuesday 22 September, 2015 with massive deployment of personnel and other patrol and rescue logistics.