Eid-el-fitr celebration: FRSC, FCT deploys 1,767 personnel to ensure traffic hitch free

By Peter Usman//:

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, FCT Command, CC. Ochi Oga Samuel, revealed that a total of 1,767 personnel has been deployed to strategic locations in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT and its environs to ensure traffic hitch free during the Eld-el-Fitr festive celebration.

Speaking to IDEALPOSTS in an interview in his office in Abuja, CC. Samuel warned those who has formed the habit of beating traffic to desist henceforth as such act would no longer be tolerated.

He said his men will be vigilant during this period of Sallah celebration to ensure that motorists within the metropolis adhere strictly to the traffic rules and regulations, adding that anybody found disobeying traffic rules, the vehicle will be impounded and will not be released until after the festive period.

CC. Samuel also cautioned commercial drivers to shun overloading, stressing that drivers should not try to maximise profit by capitalizing on large number of people travelling to various part of the country for Sallah celebration to disobey the law.

In view of COVID-19 pandemic, he said the Airport road prayer ground may not be functional, adding that there are some designated Mosques in the city centre and Area Councils that will be operational for worshipers.

“We have the list of Mosques that will be operational such as the one in Kubwa, Nyanya, Gwagwalada, Lugbe and in the metropolis. Our men will be deployed to these worship centres to ensure everything goes peacefully” he said.

The Sector Commander also asserted that FRSC will try as much as possible to ensure that all roads leading to FCT and out of the Territory are properly manned to avoid traffic jams.

“We have enough deployments on Abuja-Keffi road, Abuja-Zuba-Kaduna road, Abuja-Lokoja road. All the congestion expected in these axes will be adequately taken care of to ensure free flow of traffic” he stated.

CC. Samuel disclosed that the special patrol will last till on the 17th of May to ensure that those who travelled for Sallah celebration returned back to their various destinations safely.

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