FRSC to carry out massive enlightenment in 2020 – Commander

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra, Mr Andrew Kumapayi

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra, Mr Andrew Kumapayi says the command will embark on aggressive public enlightenment and enforcement of traffic rules and regulations this year to consolidate on the achievements recorded in 2019.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra, Mr Andrew Kumapayi
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra, Mr Andrew Kumapayi

Kumapayi, who stated this in an interview with newsmen in Onitsha on Wednesday, also said that the corps would sustain its collaboration with other sister and security agencies to achieve the objectives for the year.

Declining to state figures, he said that the rate of road crashes in 2019 reduced drastically compared to that of 2018.

He commended motorists and other stakeholders in the commercial transport sector for their support, which he noted enabled the corps to achieve the feat.

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Kumapayi disclosed that the command had commenced a special operation tagged “Operation Zero tolerance to autocrash on the highways.”

“The purpose of the operation is to ensure that people reach their various destinations safely.

“Officers and men of the corps have been detailed to arrest motorists, who disobey traffic rules and regulations,” he said, while advising motorists on proper maintenance of their vehicles.

The sector commander commended Gov. Willie Obiano for his support and encouragement to the organisation through the provision of vehicles and an enabling environment to work. (NAN)