Oyo - Oyo State Government has expressed its readiness to support the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the latter's ongoing road safety campaigns.
Deputy Governor, Otumba Moses Alakin Adedimu, stated this while receiving the Corps Marshal of FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, on advocacy visit at the Government House in Ibadan.
He commended the FRSC for its commitment to road safety campaigns as evidenced by its robust public enlightenment programmes and aggressive enforcement.
The Deputy Governor stressed that it is only when the roads are safe that people can be happy and confident to use for their various activities.
He added that the state government will continue to cooperate with the FRSC in the task of ensuring safer road environment in the state.
“I assure you that Oyo state government will supports what you are doing now and what you would be doing during the ember months special campaigns, to make the roads safer for all users during the yuletide season,” Adedimu said.
The Corps Marshal Oyeyemi briefed the Deputy Governor on the “Operation Scorpion” recently launched in Lagos with specific focus on drivers of trailers and trucks who violate traffic rules and regulations.
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He said 366 vehicles have been impounded and owners tried at the Mobile Courts.
He commended Oyo state for being the pacesetter in road safety matters in the country, especially for its support for the National Uniform Licensing Scheme.
Oyeyemi also called on the state government to consider the possibility of constructing modern tanker parks along specific areas in the state to prevent tanker drivers from indiscriminate parking which cause obstructions.
The Corps Marshal specially applauded the state government for embarking on road construction and rehabilitation as well as ensuring that road signs and markings were equally constructed on such roads to facilitate movement of traffic.
He particularly commended the state government for the construction of the Ring Road, which resolved the perennial gridlock experienced along the Ibadan Municipality.
- CAJ News