Eid-el-Fitri: FRSC deploys 1,110 personnel in Anambra

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra has deployed 490 personnel, assisted by 620 Special Marshals, to ensure free flow of traffic and rescue operations during the Eld-el-Fitri celebration.

The state FRSC Sector , Mr Utten Boyi, disclosed this to newsmen after the officers and marshals in Awka.

The News Agency of (NAN) reports that the Federal Government on Monday declared Wednesday and Thursday as public holidays to celebrate the Eld-el-Fitri.

Boyi said the deployment became necessary due to high vehicular movements, which he added, usually lead to gridlock, obstructions, road crashes, insecurity and road infractions.

He emphasised that the deployment would help to ensure that and other road users to the COVID-19 safety protocols and traffic regulations.

Boyi said the command had also deployed operational vehicles, tow trucks and ambulances to clear any obstruction and to administer to emergency across the state.

“All flash points known for traffic gridlocks be manned and we ensure that there be prompt rescue to crash victims.

“As a lead agency in traffic management, the FRSC Anambra, in collaboration with other sister agencies, ensure a safer motoring environment during this Eld-el-Fitri celebration,” he said.

While wishing all Muslim faithful Eld-el-Fitri celebration, he urged to always obey traffic rules and regulations, warning that erring drivers would be arrested and prosecuted.

“The Corps not tolerate any form of infractions, such as speeding, dangerous driving, use of phone while driving, overloading, use of rickety vehicles, illegal use of spy number plates and others.

“We also urge the public to call 122, the toll free line, of traffic crash or gridlock within their vicinity,” he said. (NAN)