Reporter : ALFRED AJAYI
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra Sector Command, Mr. Andrew Kumapayi, has called on Nigerians moving in and out of Anambra State during this Easter period to shun night travels due to many adverse consequences associated with it.
Mr. Kumapayi while speaking on the Easter special operations embarked upon by the corps, notes that night travels do not afford travelers the opportunity of rescue operations in case of road traffic crashes or other incidents.
He explaines that the special operations are meant to make personnel of the corps visible on the road to ensure safety of lives and property of travelers and other road users.
“There are so many disadvantages associated with traveling in the night. We don’t pray for crashes to occur but it is always very difficult to find help. In fact, there are areas now that you can’t even get any form of assistance or a crash occurs.
“So, the objective of this special operation is to enhance visibility on the nation’s road corridors. We shall ensure speedy removal of obstructions from the highways and we will be conducting what I call a result oriented public education and enlightenment,” Mr. Kumapayi.
The Sector Commander, who assures the public that FRSC personnel will work to prevent gridlock and prompt response to crashes, warns road users against flouting road safety regulations.
“Traffic control will be put in place and we shall ensure lane discipline and we are going to be doing a motorized chain patrol across the corridors. We’ll use radar guns to ensure that we detect those who are over-speeding and we’ll be on twenty four hours rescue and recovery services even late in the night.
“What we expect from the public is to call our emergency number, 122 or you call the state emergency number 112. Our standby rescue team will be on ground to ensure recovery services,” the Sector stated.
Mr. Kumapayi appeals to all road users to co-operate with the personnel and those of sister agencies, who will be assisting them in the course of the special operations.