The FRSC in Ogun on Friday said it has deployed 1,200 personnel for its special patrol operations to ensure a crash-free Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
The State Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Clement Oladele, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun.
Oladele said that the 1,200 Regular Marshals were added to complement the daily enforcement of the presidential directive on COVID-19 operations in the state.
According to him, a total of 36 patrol vehicles, five advance Life Support Ambulances, four high capacity Patrol motor bikes and a Heavy Duty Tow Truck had been deployed for the exercise.
He said the exercise would hold between Friday and May 30 to check the excesses of motorists during the Sallah festival.
” The FRSC operations will include continuous collaboration with sister security agencies in implementing the COVID – 19 directives issued by both the Federal and Ogun State Governments,” he said.
The exercise, he said, would prevent overloading of vehicles with passengers and goods, enforce physical distancing, ensure compulsory use of face masks as well as restrict movements across Ogun during the period of the curfew.
Oladele said the exercise would also prioritize giving prompt attention and care to victims of road traffic crashes and immediate removal of road obstructions.
The FRSC boss enjoined all the operatives to display high level of diligence and professionalism during and after the special operations.
Oladele also warned that erring motorists arrested for contravention of traffic rules risk prosecution by special mobile courts.