ABUJA, Nigeria – The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has warned motorists that the lift of the interstate ban on movement by the federal government is not a warranty for reckless driving and overloading of vehicles.
In a statement issued on Tuesday by Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, the Corps Marshal warned that the permission of movement of vehicles across state borders was only outside curfew hours.
Boboye ordered Commanding Officers to ensure that motorists are made to observe all safe driving ideals, safety regulations and guidelines on physical distancing in the vehicle and use of facemasks.
According to the Corps Marshal, considering the rising cases of the viral infection in the country, and the partial lift on interstate travels, it is most imperative for the Corps to redouble its efforts to ensure that drivers do not take advantage of the partial lift on the ban to abuse traffic laws and drive dangerously.
He charged Commanding Officers to ensure adequate deployment of personnel on all routes and directed personnel to show diligence and ensure total enforcement of restrictions on interstate travels during the curfew hours.
He added that the upsurge in deaths and spread of the Coronavirus across the country has become a major concern that calls for priority operation that the Corps is fully committed to with all diligence.
Kazeem also revealed that the Corps Marshal’s order to Commanding Officers is ”to ensure the full utilisation of the workforce through effective deployment of personnel to arrest without hesitation, any motorist who contravenes the National Orders by overloading their vehicles, violating directives on interstate travels beyond curfew hours and compulsory use of facemasks.
He called on the public to ”take advantage of FRSC’s numerous public relations platform to report any driver sighted violating the Presidential orders to the FRSC”