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.