The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it has mobilised 35,000 Regular, Special Marshals, and Road Safety Club Members, about 750 patrol vehicles, 120 ambulances, 25 tow trucks, and over 200 bikes for its Sallah special operation from May 11 to May 17, 2021.
According to the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, its Sallah special patrol was aimed at ensuring a safer road environment during the festive period and beyond.
He further stated that the Corps was embarking on the special patrol operation to ensure a hitch-free celebration, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and security challenges in the country.
Kazeem said: “The mission of the special operation is to ensure a free flow of traffic, provide prompt rescue services and timely clearance of obstructions on all major roads and critical corridors across the country before, during and after the festive period as well as minimise the occurrence of road traffic crashes through effective patrol operations and sustained public enlightenment campaigns.”
He further explained that the National Traffic Radio 107.1 FM would continue to operate 24/7 to give real-time traffic update.