The Unit Commander Federal Road Safety Corps 9th Mile corner Enugu, Mr. Joel Enwereuzor gave the advice during the unit’s kick off of its 2017 Ember months campaign flag-off.
The ember months which starts from September to December are usually characterized by heavy vehicular movement conveying goods and passengers to various destinations as a result of religious and numerous social activities.
To this end, the federal road safety corps 9th mile corners Enugu organised the campaign to enhance public awareness of road usage to reduce traffic gridlock this festive period.
According to the unit commander, Mr. Joel Enwereuzor, the command will not compromise the enforcement of laws and regulations that guide road usage.
Mr. Enwereuzor also solicited for the continuous support of their sister agencies in achieving a peaceful yuletide.
“Unit Command, here in 9th Mile with the stakeholders cannot condone these avoidable traffic infractions that can claim the lives of innocent road users.”
The sector commander, Enugu state sector command, represented by the Deputy Corps Commander, Mr. Jude Eke, commended the efforts of the unit and urged members of the public to always obey traffic regulations to avoid road mishaps.
“We should embrace the culture of obeying all traffic rules and regulations.”
The representative of Divisional Police Officer 9th mile, the divisional traffic officer, Mr. Collins Nwanjoku, admonished the public to always adhere to the regulations for the safety of life and property.
Also, the Vice Chairman, Enugu state Council of National Union of Road Transport Workers, Mr. Austine Agu appealed to the relevant authority to help them carry out their duty and promised that his members would obey relevant laws and regulations.
“We are calling and begging the authorities to please find a way to bring to government our plights.”
The event which took place at the luxury bus park 9th mile had its theme as “Right to life on the high ways, not negotiable”.