- Ahead of the forthcoming Osun governorship polls, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has released its emergency numbers to residents
- FRSC has also deployed not less than 1,500 personnel and 60 vehicles to watch over key routes before and during the election
- Agency assured the public that it is committed to ensure safety for both pedestrians and drivers throughout the polls
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Thursday, September 20, said it had deployed 1,500 personnel, including 60 vehicles to man strategic routes during the election in Osun state.
This it said was part of additional efforts put in place to ensure compliance with restriction of vehicular movement during the Saturday, September 22 gubernatorial elections in the state.
A statement by Bisi Kazeem, the corps public education officer and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja, quoted the Corps Marshal FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi as saying that all measures were being put in place to achieve a hitch free vehicular movement.
He called on road users, especially those plying the identified routes to note that while Ibadan – Akure expressway will be opened for free vehicular movement, vehicles will not be allowed to drive off the highway into Osun state as all connecting roads will be blocked.
“In the same vein, all roads leading to the state through Iwo, Ila, Orangun, Erin-Ile and others will be temporarily closed from 7am to 4pm on the election day,” he said.
Oyeyemi also directed the deployment of personnel to mount surveillance, ensure strict compliance to established guidelines, provide intelligence, collaborate with sister agencies and display high level of professionalism in ensuring compliance to the restriction order.
He advised road users to comply with this partial restriction order, exercise patience and cooperate with law enforcement agents to ensure a peaceful conduct of the elections.
Kazeem further assured that FRSC was committed to ensuring a safe motoring environment for all road users throughout the exercise.
He advised the public to call the FRSC emergency numbers: 122 (Toll Free), 0700-2255-3772 or 0700-CALL-FRSC in case of any emergency, crash or obstruction.
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Kazeem said: “The public is also advised to utilise the FRSC facebook page:www.facebook.com/FRSCNigeria, Twitter:www.twitter.com/FRSCNigeria, Instagram:www.instagram.com/FRSCNigeria, Text Messages Only: 08077690362 to report any emergency for prompt intervention.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Senate president, Bukola Saraki and Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, had accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigerian police of colluding with the federal government to rig elections in states.
Legit.ng gathered that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains made the accusation while addressing reporters in Ede, Osun state after the party’s mega rally for its governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
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