Edo Polls: FRSC Deploys 1,500 Personnel To Aid Electoral Processes
As part of concerted measures aimed at ensuring a hitch free electoral process in Edo state , the Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC has deployed 1,500 of its personnel to cover the forthcoming Gubernatorial elections slated for this Saturday 19 September, 2020.
In an interview with Kapital FM, Correspondent, Kayode Oyedare the Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, that the FRSC team is to be led by the Zonal Commanding Officer RS5, Benin to be assisted by; Assistant Corps Marshal in charge of Federal Operations at the Federal Road Safety Headquarters, and Sector Commander RS5.1 Benin , a Corps Commander
Mr Kazeem said that the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has equally approved that a total of 35 Vehicles, including Tow trucks, Ambulances and other Operational Vehicles be deployed to aid the electoral processes in the 18 Local Government Areas of the State.
He explained that the deployed Personnel are to engage in : carrying out enforcement of no movement order, certification of INEC vehicles to be used to convey electoral materials, removal of obstructions and rescue operations as well as joining other sister agencies to maintain orderliness at assigned polling booths.
While expecting the elections to be conducted in an orderly manner, Mr Kazeem Said that the Corps Marshal admonished the FRSC Personnel to conduct themselves in a professional manner , carry out their duties diligently and ensure compliance with the Presidential Task Force Directives on Covid19 .
According to him,”The FRSC 122 Emergency toll free line remains open to the general public to reach out in case of any unforeseen circumstances that may arise.