The Federal Road Safety Corps has said it is possible to record zero crashes on Nigerian roads during the Ember months.
FRSC, therefore, advised the National Union of Road Transport Workers to call their members to order and other road users to guard against road traffic violations to enable the people get to their destinations safely, especially during this festive period .
The FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of Plateau, Nasarawa and Benue,
Assistant Corps Marshal Ayuba Wobin Gora stated this while speaking at the end of the year party organised by the Plateau state Sector Command which held in Jos on Saturday
Gora said, “The ember month is a time most drivers feel is the period to make it rich but it is only when you get to where you are going that you can say you have arrived.
“Unfortunately, some of the roads are not too good which means that we must excercise patience. So, all those agents of the devil that move people without recourse to any road traffic regulations leadinh to crashes must not be allowed to have their way. Therefore, NURTW must tell its members that everybody is very important because a life lost can not be quantified. Overloading and speeding must be avoided at all cost.”
The Commander noted that the zone had already started special patrol on the roads which he said would be intensified in the days ahead.
He said the Command was ready to enforce the regulations and would not spare any one found to be contravening the laws for whatever reasons.
The Sector Commader of the FRSC in Plateau state, Alphonsus Godwin ,urged motorists and other road users to cooperate with the command to enable achieve their mandate
According to him, “We must ensure that people get to where they are going safely during this ember months. I believe that it is possible to minimise road crashes to the barest minimum and even achieve zero crashes if only we observe the all road traffic regulations at all time.”