The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has deployed over 500 personnel to man all critical road corridors in Enugu State for its special Yuletide patrol.
The critical road corridors include: Enugu-Onitsha Road; Enugu-Port Harcourt Road; Enugu-Onitsha Old Road; Enugu-Nsukka Road and Enugu-Abakaliki Road.
The Sector Commander of FRSC in the state, Mr Edward Zamber, told newsmen in Enugu on Wednesday that the command had also deployed 18 vehicles for logistics.
Zamber also said that the command had deployed over 15 motorcycles within the five unit commands under the command. He said that among the 18 vehicles were two specially equipped medical ambulances for quick response to accidents on the critical road corridors.
He said the command had been given a 700-tonne tow truck that could remove any type of heavy duty vehicle that broke down on any road in the state.
“We are deploying over 500 personnel, excluding special marshals that would be working with us from time to time. We have streamlined our operation to the critical road corridors, road bends and curves as well as identified accident prone spots in the state.
“The command for now is running a 24-hour road surveillance shift each day to ensure we stay on the road always. The command is also working in collaboration with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the police and military in the state to ensure safety and security of lives and property of our people”, the sector commander said.
“We in the command are wishing Nigerians a safe ride to their destination as well as reminding them that safety on the road is everybody’s responsibility,’’ he added.