From Timothy Agbor/OSOGBO
Ahead of the approaching Christmas and New Year celebrations, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Osun State Sector Command has embarked on ‘Operations Zero Tolerance for Traffic Crashes’ aimed at averting carnages on the road before, during and after the yuletide.
While taking journalists round bad portions in Osogbo where some men of the corps were seen ensuring free and smooth flow of traffic, the Deputy Corps Commander, Mr. Ajibola Adewumi, disclosed that the operations would be done simultaneously in all formations of the FRSC in the country.
Adewumi, who is also the Sector Head of Operations at the command headquarters in Osogbo noted that men and officers of the command were dispatched to bad road portions across the six units of the command comprising: Ilesa, Ile-Ife, Gbongan, Ipetu-Ijesa, Ikirun and Ila to enlighten road users on the need to avoid over-speeding.
Specifically, Adewumi stated that the special patrol which is an annual event throughout the federation will formally be declared opened on Thursday in Osogbo with a public enlightenment and a news conference to be addressed by the Sector Commander, Mr. Imoh Etuk.
He further said that the special patrol will start from 19th December, 2013 till 12th January, 2014. Addressing some selected drivers at Sekona and Akoda, along Gbongan road, Adewumi who sensitised them to abide by the rules of driving urged the drivers to help the corps by extending the message to other road users.
The Sector Head of Operations, who further urged motorists to ensure that their vehicles are in good condition always, noted that most accidents were caused as a result of poor condition of roads.
He however stressed the need for drivers to avoid over speeding before, during and after this festive periods, even as he hinted that his men are strategically located in different parts of the state to prevent accidents.