Yuletide: Delta State Govt to Sustain Partnership With FRSC on Safe Roads

Yuletide: Delta State Govt to Sustain Partnership With FRSC on Safe Roads

  • The Delta state government is determined to sustain its over five years partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corps
  • In keeping to the tradition, the FRSC says its officials will ensure the free flow of traffic during the holiday season
  • FRSC boss, Boboye Oyeyemi who visited Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, vowed that no one will sleep on the road during the holidays

Asaba - Delta governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday, December 20 said his administration would sustain its partnership with Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to ensure safety on roads in the state, especially during the yuletide

Okowa stated this at a joint media briefing he held at Government House, Asaba, with the Corps Marshal of FRSC, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, on traffic management in the state during the Christmas season.

Oyeyemi and Okowa
FRSC boss, Boboye Oyeyemi poses for a photo with Governor Okowa at Government House, Asaba. Photo credit: Delta state government
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He assured that the state government would continue to do all that was necessary to support the Corps in ensuring the free flow of traffic across the state.

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The governor thanked Oyeyemi for the interest he had taken in traffic management in Delta during every yuletide, saying:

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“There is no doubt that a lot of work is being done to ensure free flow of traffic through the River Niger bridge as a lot of travels are being done during the festive season.
“We have always cooperated with the FRSC to ensure the free flow of traffic. Already, the Secretary to the State Government has coordinated security agencies to see what they could do to ensure the free flow of traffic at the bridgehead.
“I have also got a call from my brother governor in Anambra state; they are also doing the same thing.”

He disclosed that FRSC had already placed a tow truck at appropriate places, and reiterated that his administration would continue to cooperate with the corps.

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He added:

“I am sure that the SSG will keep his eyes on the ball and continue to monitor the progress recorded. I thank my brother governor in Anambra for the cooperation from their own end.
“It is not the best thing for someone to travel from a very long journey only to be stuck in traffic at the head bridge. We will continue to do all that is necessary to keep the free flow of traffic.”

Earlier, the Corps Marshal had expressed appreciation to Governor Okowa for his administration's robust collaboration with the FRSC in its operations in the state in the last six years.

He assured road users of free flow of traffic before, during, and after the festive period, saying that nobody would sleep on the River Niger Bridge as they travel to celebrate during the season.

According to Boboye, the resolutions of the stakeholders meeting coordinated by the Delta state SSG, Chief Patrick Ukah, has been fully implemented, part of which is that a tow truck should be by the foot of the bridge and has been done.

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The FRSC boss added that the resolution that all the major junctions should be manned by FRSC personnel had also been implemented.

He said:

“Your Excellency, on behalf of the commission, we thank you once again for this collaboration which has been running for the past six years now.
“I want to assure you that with this synergy between the state government and the FRSC, nobody will sleep on the road.
“The plan of the FRSC during this festive season is not to book offenders, but to ensure free flow of traffic; we will make jingles and announcements on the radio and television. I urge road users to drive safely.”

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Recall that some officials of the FRSC were recently arrested for bribery and corrupt practices on the highways.

The officials were arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for extorting money from motorists on highways across the country.

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They were arrested during the enforcement of the sixth phase of ‘Operation Tranquility’ by officers of ICPC, FRSC, and the Department of State Services.

NHRC lauds youth group for campaigning against extortion of motorists

Meanwhile, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has lauded the Youths and Students Advocate For Development Initiative (YSAD) on its campaign against the extortion of motorists by law enforcement agents.

The executive secretary of the NHRC, Tony Okechukwu Ojukwu Esq, gave the commendation during an advocacy visit by the YSAD team to the commission recently.

Represented by the director, civil and political rights, Abdulrahaman Yakubu, he noted that the project is timely and laudable considering the violation of human rights and even deaths.

Source: Legit.ng

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