FRSC boss, Oyeyemi
By Charles Onye, Abakaliki
Poor state of roads,absence of roads furniture, poor vehicle maintenance and poor orientation has been identify as some of the challenges facing road users,the federal Road safety commission (FRSC) has said.
The zonal commander of zone 9, Assistant Corps Marshal Samuel Obayemi stated this in Abakaliki during the biannual retreat organised by Ebonyi State Command noted that the commission would continue to engage attention in advocacy and public enlightenment to address the challenges.
Obayemi maintained that advocacy remained the key tool in the commission efforts to change the orientation of the road users, noting that they have engaged relevant stakeholders in the industry to educate them on best way to use the roads.
According to him, the commission since its establishment has demonstrated high level of professionalism in making sure that road accidents were reduced drastically in the country, promising that the commission would double its efforts to ensure free flow of traffic during the December period.
He emphasized that the commission in partnership with relevant stakeholders like the traditional rulers, religious leaders, transport unions, trade unions and government agencies have been helpful and contributed to refinements in its operations.
The zonal commander further sought support from relevant stakeholders to address some issues after the operations of the commission which include replacement of unserviceable patrol vehicles, acquisition of new patrol vehicles and other enforcement items to aid its operations.
Speaking earlier, the state sector commander, Mrs. Stella Uchegbu, noted that the current traffic situation in the country and the zone in particular necessitated the adoption of the biannual retreat in view of proffering solutions to road safety.
She lauded the doggedness of the road users in the state for their cooperation, maintaining that at the end of the retreat they would come up with radical ideas that would enhance and improve the safety of road users in the zone.