- FRSC personnel have been ordered back to Nigerian roads
- According to Oyeyemi, the officers must ensure safety on Nigerian roads
- Also, FRSC tasked its officers to ensure compliance with road rules
As normalcy gradually returns to Nigeria following the EndSARS crises that engulfed some part of the country, the Federal Road Safety Corps has ordered all its officers to resume operational activities in all formations of the Corps.
This was disclosed in a statement by FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi.
With this, Oyeyemi ordered all the officers of the Corps to return to their duty posts.
The FRSC boss consequently urged all Commanding Officers to keep the roads safe. He asked them to enforce maximum compliance to road traffic regulations and safety guides as well as forestall incidences of crashes and fatalities on the highways.
Recall that FRSC, on Thursday, October 29, confirmed the death of at least 21 persons who were involved in a ghastly auto crash along the old Enugu-Okigwe road.
FRSC sector commander in Enugu state, Ogbonnaya Kalu, who spoke with journalists revealed that the tragedy involved a vehicle and a 608 Mercedes Benz bus conveying school children and their teachers back home from school.
Kalu further disclosed that the school bus had 64 occupants, which included 61 students, at least two teachers and a driver.
He told newsmen that the accident occurred at the Nkwo junction on Wednesday, October 28, adding that FRSC operatives have visited the scene as well as the hospitals where those who survived were getting medical help.
“The low-bed trailer, which eyewitnesses alleged suffered a brake failure, rammed into the school bus first and into a welder’s shop, where the welder and his apprentice were working."
Also recall that Legit.ng reported that the accident saddened President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Buhari in his condolence message commiserated with the Catholic Church of Awgu, which runs Presentation Nursery and Primary School that the late pupils attended as well as the state government, Vanguard reports.
He prayed for divine succour for the bereft families and called on God to avert any of such tragedy in Nigeria.
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