Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Christmas: FRSC to deploy 36,000 personnel for patrol

By News Express on 10/12/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,014

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) says it will deploy 36,000 personnel to highways across the country for patrol to ensure safety during the yuletide.

Corps Marshal of the commission, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, made this known on Wednesday during a familiarisation visit to the FRSC command in Minna, Niger.

Oyeyemi said that 21, 000 Regular Marshals and 15, 000 Special Marshals would be deployed for the assignment during the period.

He said that the measure was to ensure that road accidents were reduced to the barest minimum during the period.

The corps marshal also said that there would be 200 mobile courts at strategic points on the highways to try traffic offenders during the period.

“We are going to deploy 21, 000 personnel and 15, 000 Special Marshal for the yuletide period to ensure safety on our roads.

“Any traffic offence will be meted with maximum punishment; you can be convicted and sent to prison or fined depending on the case.”

“We have concluded arrangements and ready to carry out the task but expecting additional logistics promised by President Muhammadu Buhari to enable us surpass last year’s record.

“We did well last year; so, our aim this year is to surpass it.”

While advising motorists to plan their journey to reduce accident, Oyeyemi urged them to maintain and ensure that their vehicles were road worthy before embarking on a trip.

“Motorists should not overload their vehicles and should also not travel at night because of security situation to ensure hitch-free journey.” (NAN)

•Photo shows Corps Marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi.

Source News Express

Posted 10/12/2015 12:29:47 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Winners emerge in the UBA-sponsored schools performing arts...

My ministerial appointment a sacrifice: Kachikwu

Deportation of Igbos from Lagos divides Ngige’s family...

Nigeria needs a national vision to succeed —Bishop...

INVESTIGATION: Former DG NEMA, Sidi Ali, maintained 20...

Flood claims nursing mother, her child, 4 others...

Land racketeer slammed with N86m fraud charges, remanded...

Davido embarrasses fan at the airport

Kano killings: GREAT DANGER AHEAD —Intersociety; says IGBOS...

2,226 graduate policemen protest against promotion ‘wuruwuru’

BREAKING: Pistorius sentenced to prison for killing girlfriend...

Bomb blast rocks polling station in Enugu


Latest News BREAKING NEWS: Igbo leaders meet in Enugu, set to endorse Atiku/Obi FG denies landing permit to UN representative heading for Benue How former governor blew N5.7b on politics: Ex-aide Cross River Traditional Rulers Council bans installation of Eze Ndigbo Monkey kills 12-day-old baby Lai Mohammed diverting ministry’s funds towards Buhari’s re-election — PDP Osinbajo issues fraud alert on TraderMoni Uzodinma, Imo APC governorship candidate, snubs presidential panel Labour issues December ultimatum for N30,000 minimum wage Troops kill two terrorists, rescue 16 captives in Borno Senators query reduction of MTN $8.1bn fine to $800m Airline operators, FG differ over multiple routes for foreign carriers


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (420,062 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (389,508 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (322,301 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (270,938 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (243,702 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (227,283 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (208,693 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (190,175 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (175,502 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (168,370 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (164,831 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (151,782 views)


Zenith Zero Balance First Bank banner


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (72) Business & Economy (3,787) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (959) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (566) Features (668) Global Business Monitor (309) International (2,677) Interview (166) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (146) Maggie's Blog (33) News (40,521) Opinion (1,140) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,709) Religion (896) Sports (1,771) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update





APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera