THE Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Anambra State Sector Command says it will deliver the year’s ’ember months’ without traffic gridlock on Anambra roads.
Sector Commander of FRSC in Anambra State, Mr. Adeoye Irelewuyi, gave the promise while speaking with journalists shortly after a road walk and jogging exercise organised by the corps around Awka metropolis tagged, over the weekend.
Held under the theme: Walking For A Safe, Healthy And Livable Anambra State, Irelewuyi said that the exercise was necessary for physical fitness and mental alertness of her officials for their expected assignments in the ember months.
According to Irelewuyi, the exercise was also organised as one of the ways to keep road marshals physically fit in the line of duty, explaining that other agencies were equally invited to the body fitness activity so as to create awareness amongst other arms of government that the ember months periods would witness massive campaigns and massive sensitisation in Anambra state.
This, he said, will help in bringing about zero death throughout the year’s ’ember months’ period in the state.
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He said the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, the Nigeria Immigration Service, the Consumer Protection Council, Anambra State Sports Commission, Man O War and some others were part of the physical fitness activity, adding that the target for the ember months traffic control was to reduce road traffic crashes and to also ensure that everyone traveling within this period arrived alive.
Although he stated that in order to arrive alive at their various destinations these ember months, motorists should avoid over speeding, overloading as well as the use of unsafe tyres while using the roads.
He said, ” We have mapped out strategies where by every form of gridlock and traffic jams will be attended to and I can assure you that this year nobody will sleep on Anambra roads.”
Also, a representative from the Anambra State Sports Commission, Faith Okwonna described the physical fitness activity as an antidote for healthy living especially as the personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra state sector command prepares for the ember months task.