Kano - The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday in Kano said it
would ensure the safety of farm products coming from the state’s rural
areas to the cities.
Alhaji Garba Ibrahim, the FRSC’s Kano State Sector Commander, said
this would be done through the monitoring of the vehicles and drivers
plying the roads during the current harvest period.
"Our teams at the various units at Chiromawa, Wudil, Danbatta and
Tudun wada have been directed to ensure that we complement Federal
Government’s efforts at ensuring enough food gets to the people.
"We do know that most of the vehicles on such roads had been kept unused for quite some time now.
"Therefore, my officers and men will check the condition of such
vehicles and the suitability of the drivers so as to make sure that no
loss of produce or lives occurs, he told the News Agency of Nigeria
Ibrahim said the command was also getting set for the December period to ensure that all went well during the yuletide season.
He said both the regular and special marshals had already been
deployed to strategic locations within and outside the Kano Municipal to
sensitise the general public to safety.
"The `Operation Octopus’ for this year will be a success story in
terms of low fatalities as against what was recorded in the previous
"So, we call on all road users and the general public to join hands with us to achieve this'', he said.