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FRSC deploys 1 590 marshals

07 August 2013, 12:14

 Ibadan - The Oyo Command of  the FRSC  on Wednesday said  it had deployed  no fewer than 1 590 marshals as part of efforts to ensure a hitch-free Sallah celebration.

Godwin Ogagaoghene, the state Sector Commander of the FRSC, said this in an interview with  the News Agency of  Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan.

Ogagaoghene said that the FRSC headquarters in Abuja had  deployed 30 regular marshals to the command to assist during the celebration.

He said the command  also directed  560 regular and 1 000 special marshals to report for the week-long special patrol tagged: "Operation Eid-el-fitr 2013.’’

"Our men and volunteers will keep a 16-hour surveillance on the roads, especially at Ibadan-Lagos and Ibadan-Ife  corridors  throughout the period of the celebration to ensure free flow of traffic.

"All the black spots where crashes are common  are well covered, most significantly at Onigari, Guru Maharaji and Asejire areas.

"I will advise motorists using the roads to always maintain normal speed and exercise caution as we will enforce traffic rules to the letter to maintain sanity.

"This is  celebration period and it is only the living that can celebrate,’’ Ogagaoghene said.

The FRSC boss also  urged motorists to be considerate  and also plan their journeys ahead,  adding that these  would check dangerous driving.

"Our toll free emergency line will be opened throughout the period in case of any emergency.

"In case there is the need to report irregularities, the general public should dial 122 and we assure you of our timely response,’’ he said.

 - NAN

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