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FRSC promises to ensure safety of farm products

10 November 2013, 07:04

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 (NAN).

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 years.

"So, we call on all road users and the general public to join hands with us to achieve this'', he said.


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