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Muslims hailed for peaceful Ramadan conduct

08 August 2013, 07:23Augustine Osayande

Abuja -  The Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and President of the West African Road Safety Organisation (WARSO), Osita Chidoka, congratulated the Muslim faithful on the successful completion of this year’s Ramadan fast and subsequent Eid-el-fitri celebrations.

He urged them to sustain "the spirit of sacrifice, love and compassion" which they exhibited during the month beyond the season.

“As you (Muslims) celebrate the Eid-el-fitri to formally mark the end of Ramadan, let me urge you to continue to display the spirit of love and care for one another and to particularly obey all traffic rules and regulations during the celebration in order to ensure crash-free festivity,” Chidoka stated.

He assured travelers that adequate numbers of personnel and equipment had been deployed across the country to efficiently manage traffic throughout the celebration.

Chidoka however stressed road safety was a collective responsibility.

“I therefore, call on all well-meaning Nigerians to join hands with the FRSC in the efforts to ensure crash and obstruction-free road during the celebration and beyond, by avoiding dangerous driving, overloading and road obstruction," stated Chidoka.

FRSC's Call Centre will remain open throughout the period of the celebration to respond promptly to distress calls.

The Eid-el-fitri celebration marks the formal termination of the Ramadan fast by Muslims, who devoted themselves to fasting throughout the month.

- CAJ News


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