Federal Road Safety Corps, Marshal Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has approved massive deployment of personnel across the nations roads and directed Commanding Officers to collaborate with COVID-19 Task Force teams and security agencies to ensure maximum compliance with established laws, orders and directives on physical distancing, compulsory use of face mask and restrictions of movement across states.
The directives of the Corps Marshal were contained in an operational order released to field Commands where the Corps Marshal maintained that massive deployment of personnel to ensure free flow of traffic, prompt removal of obstructions and timely rescue services in the event of any road traffic crash are critical to the realization of a safe motoring environment during the season and beyond.
The Corps Marshal outlined the modus operandi for a successful 2020 Eid-el-fitri celebration and gave Commanding Officers matching orders to enforce without compromise on all established laws and orders on safe road use.
He warned that the special patrol was necessitated by the upsurge in road traffic volume and the rise in COVID-19 cases Nationwide.
The Corps Marshal further instructed Commanding Officers to apprehend any vehicle caught in the act of overloading goods.
He therefore called on all Nigerians to be at alert, cautious and exhibit required road discipline before, during and after the celebrations.