The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Wednesday reiterated its commitment to safeguard the right of road users on the highways, especially during the festive period.
Mr Sunday Maku, the FRSC Sector Commander in Kwara, made the assertion at the “Ember Months’’ campaign in Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that theme of the 2017 Ember Months Campaign is: “Right to Life on The Highway is Not Negotiable’’.
According to Maku, every human being is always under continuous threat in many ways, particularly through road traffic crashes.
He said that it was the responsibility of FRSC, as enshrined in the constitution, to ensure rights to life on the highway by road users was adequately protected.
Maku said that the commission had put in place adequate personnel and logistics toward ensuring a crash-free festival.
Also, Mr Oluyinka Adetunji, the FRSC Unit Commander in Omu-Aran, urged motorists to always abide by road traffic regulation in order to reduce accidents and attendant casualty on the highways.
In his remarks, Mr Jimoh Adeyeye, the Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Oro Branch, called for more cooperation and understanding between the commission and members of the association.
He also urged FRSC to exercise restraint on the newly introduced speed limiter, saying that the unimpressive economic situation in the country had impacted negatively on members’ operations.
Also, Mr Taiye Adeyemi, the Chairman, Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (NAN), solicited for more recognition of his members by the commission.
Adeyemi pledged that his members would abide by the laid down rules and regulations.
In his comments, Mr Ogunsakin Oluseyi, the Divisional Police Officer, Oro Police Command, said that the commission’s campaign was yielding the desire results.
Oluseyi said that roads in the axes have not recorded any road crash for a long period.