Defence/Security

Eid-El Kabir: FRSC Deploys 800 Personnel, Equipment In Kwara

By Taiwo Ogunniyi, Ilorin
The Federal Road Safety Corp, Kwara State Command, has deployed Eight
hundred (800) Personnel which includes Five hundred and forty-two Special
Marshals (542), twentyfive (25) Patrol vehicles, five (5) power bikes and a 70
tonnesTowtruck to monitor all roads during the Eid-el-Kabir Sallah Celebration in Kwara State.

This was made known in a statement signed by the Public Education Officer; Deputy Route Commander EI Haastrup of RS8.1Kwara Sector Command

The statement noted that Corps Commander Fredrick Ogidan said personnel will be scheduled for Traffic Control at strategic locations within Ilorin township and major cities in Kwara State.

He advised motorists to obey traffic rules and regulations, avoid excessives speeding, overloading, driving under the influence of alcohol and stay safe during and after the celebration.

According to him, the HeavyTow-Truck, ambulances and Rescue Marshal swill be stationed along major roads leading To and Fro the State Capital.

The deployment of Personnels and equipment for the Special Operation within Kwara State is to enhance hitch-free and safe travels during the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

The main objectives of this operation is to eradicate road crashes, reduce fatalities, injuries and provide prompt response to victims of Road Traffic Crashes during the period.

The Sector Commander added that the Special Patrol Operation would commence from Wednesday 6th July and ends Wednesday 13th July 2022.

He advised commuters and the general motoring public to report crashes,
obstructions or traffic jam to the nearest FRSC office or through its Situation
Room numbers :08077690801 and the FRSC toll-free number122.

While wishing the good people of the Land of Harmony a happy Sallah celebration, he advised motorist to exercise caution as only the living celebrates.
Edited by Felix Ajide
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