For the duration of the Eid-El-Kabir celebrations in the state, the Federal Road Safety Corps, Kwara State Command, has dispatched 950 officers and marshals, 40 patrol vehicles, two power bikes, four ambulances, four privately owned tow trucks, and other vehicles to monitor all routes.
The Kwara State Sector Commander, Corps Commander Fredrick Ogidan, has deployed personnel for traffic control at strategic locations within Ilorin township and major cities in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir special patrol scheduled from June 26 to July 1, 2023, according to a statement released on Friday by the Public Education Officer Basambo Olayinka Busari, Kwara Sector Command.
The Sector Commander warned drivers to follow traffic laws and ordinances and to refrain from excessive speeding, overloading, obstruction, using cell phones while driving, operating rickety or mechanically defective vehicles, violating lanes or routes, and operating vehicles with worn-out tires or without windshield wipers, among other violations.
The FRSC Kwara State Command will organize a public awareness campaign/mega rally in all interstate motor parks, an early morning cry, and market advocacy to sensitize the driving public in Kwara State in order to ensure free flow of traffic throughout this festive period.
The Command will also conduct a special patrol operation/traffic control to relieve traffic congestion on all key routes connecting the state and the city of Ilorin.
Along the state’s main thoroughfares, the heavy tow truck, ambulances, and rescue marshals will be stationed.
The effort aims to achieve the Corps’ No. 1 Corporate Strategic Goal for 2023, which is to reduce road crash fatalities, deaths, and injuries by 5%.
He wished the wonderful citizens of the state of Harmony a pleasant Eid-El-Kabir celebration but cautioned drivers that “only the living celebrate.”