FRSC orders officials back to roads
Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) have been directed back to the roads, WITHIN NIGERIA learnt.
Recall that the corps had ordered its personnel to suspend enforcement of regulation following the demonstrations against police brutality.
This was contained in a statement released on Friday by Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC spokesman.
The corps marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi issued the directive “following the urgent need to keep the roads safe.”
This is coming barely 24 hours after 21 people lost their lives when a truck crashed into a school bus in Enugu state.
Oyeyemi in a statement said the victims of the unfortunate road traffic crash in Enugu state, the corps marshal confirmed that out of the 56 people involved in the Enugu road traffic crash, 21 persons lost their lives.
“The crash which occurred at Nkwo/Mmaku junction, along old Enugu/Okigwe road at about 4pm on Wednesday 28 October, 2020, involved a Mercedes Benz Bus (ENU 811 KU) conveying school children and a Flatbed Mack Truck (KPP 247 XA).
“The crash was caused by mechanical deficiency (brake failure).
“Irrespective of the incessant attacks that led to the burning, looting, arson and damaging of FRSC properties in various locations occasioned by the #EndSars protest, the Corps is still deeply committed to the full realisation of its corporate mandate; as such, will not be dissuaded from carrying out its humanitarian work of keeping the roads safe, even amidst the risks on lives and properties of personnel.”
Kazeem said Oyeyemi tasked FRSC officials to ensure that everything is done to protect lives and property in collaboration with security agencies.
The post FRSC orders officials back to roads appeared first on Within Nigeria.