Nigerians should drive with utmost caution to ensure a hitch-free Eid-el-Kabir celebration, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has warned.
He gave the warning in his message of felicitation with muslims across the country in a statement issued by FRSC spokesperson, Corps Commander Bisi Kazeem.
As he warned that they should drive with caution, he said the FRSC had made adequate preparations for effective traffic management during the festive period, but appealed for cooperation from all road users to make the strategies put in place towards achieving the plans successful.
He expressed satisfaction with the arrangement already put in place to ensure effective traffic management along all the identified black spots and major corridors and highways across the country.
He however observed that without commensurate support and understanding from the road users, the efforts could be in vain.
He, therefore, appealed for patience, obedience and show of love and consideration for other road users while driving in line with the spirit of the Sallah celebration.
“Eid El Kabir festival is a period traditionally known for sacrifices in obedience to the will of the Almighty Allah as demonstrated by Prophet Ibraheem (AS). In the same spirit, every road user must show patience, obedience and sacrifice while sharing the road with others to create a hitch-free road environment for the celebration,” the Corps Marshal stated.
Kazeem further disclosed that the Corps Marshal had earlier directed Commanding Officers across the country to put adequate measures in place in their operational areas to address cases of obstruction, gridlock and any emergencies that might arise from massive movement of people and goods as being anticipated across the country.
In the same vein, he gave assurances that all the FRSC operational and rescue facilities had been appropriately deployed to render effective services to road travelers during the celebration and beyond.
He further disclosed that the Corps Marshal appealed to members of the public to support the special FRSC Sallah campaign by promptly reporting any emergencies to the nearest FRSC patrol team or Toll-free line: 122, stressing that the Corps’ Call Center would as usual, remain open and operational to receive distress calls for immediate mobilisation of the nearest patrol teams or standby rescue teams to the scene of the incident for necessary action in line with the FRSC’s response time to emergencies.
“The Corps wishes all Nigerians a safe and happy Eid el Kabir celebration,” Kazeem added.