The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC has called on Transport Union Leaders to support efforts at reducing road accidents in the country.
FCT Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr. Samuel Ochi who made the call at the commencement of a joint Sallah Special Operation with the National Emergency Management Agency in Abuja said over Two Thousand Personnel have been deployed for effective traffic control during the Ten-day Operation.
While identifying Over speeding, as the major cause of road accidents in the FCT, The Sector Commander urged Union Executives to stop the sale of alcoholic beverages and join the campaign against reckless driving.
According to him, HELP AREAS have been established along Major routes for medical attention and removal of obstruction.
The Sector Commander however appealed to motorists to obey traffic rules and respect the rights of other road users.
The Head of Operations FCT NEMA, Mr. Bitrus Samuel said the agency decided to use Five days to compliment FRSC’S efforts In case of any emergency.
Mr. Bitrus Samuel maintained that NEMA Personnel have been deployed to strategic locations in the Six Area Councils prompt response to rescue of road accident victims.
The FCT Coordinator of FRSC, Special Marshal Sunny Adisa appealed to motorists particularly commercial drivers to give. maximum cooperation to the Marshals deployed for the exercise.
He stressed the need for Nigerians to join the FRSC special marshal in rendering humanitarian service to their fatherland.
Speaking on behalf of the Zuba Traditional Council, Alhaji Mohammed Murtala pledged to carry out campaign to all major motor parks and public places in all major languages.
The NURTW Zuba spokesman, Mr. Isiaka Abdulahi while Commending the FRSC and NEMA for identifying with the Zuba motor park reiterated the readiness of all transport unions in bringing about effective road management during and after the Sallah celebration.
Representatives of the security agencies that attended the rally pledged to provide necessary backup for the joint Sallah Special Operations of FRSC and NEMA.