Ember month campaign: FRSC mobilises 2,000 marshals in Anambra

Posted by News Express | 3 October 2015 | 2,689 times

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The FRSC Sector Commander in Anambra, Mr. Sunday Ajayi, has said that nearly 2,000 regular and special marshals of the commission will oversee the ember-month campaign in the state.

Ajayi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Onitsha on Friday that more than 1,000 regular marshals as well as 1,000 special marshals had been deployed for the exercise.

He said that tens of patrol vehicles and motorbikes had been deployed; while other was still expected from FRSC headquarters in Abuja for the success of the campaign.

“During this period I can bet, we will not have less than 1,000 staff on ground in addition to Special Marshals (Volunteer Marshals) we have over 2,000 people getting ready to work for us during the ember- month campaign.

“Then, we count on our stakeholders to support us.

“When we are talking of stakeholders, we have other security agencies; we have the state government.

“We have the religious leaders, traditional rulers, who would have one role or the other to play in sensitising the general public and ensuring that our efforts yield fruit.”

He said that the corps was getting support from sister security agencies such as police, civil defence and the army during patrols and surveillance.

Ajayi further said that the commission would involve religious leaders, traditional rulers and other stakeholders in sensitisation of the general public.

According to him, the ember-month campaign is meant to enforce traffic rules and regulations so as to reduce road crashes during the last quarter of the year.

NAN reports that with the FRSC’s ember month campaign is in tadem with the Safer Road Initiative of the state government which Gov. Willie Obiano launched after the Onitsha oil tanker disaster of May 31. (NAN)

Source: News Express

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