By John Ndu 

Onitsha, Dec. 22, 2020 (MOI) Anambra State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has announced the deployment of no fewer than 700 staff members to strategic locations  in the state for traffic control duties. 

The State Sector Commander, FRSC, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, who announced this at Bridge Head, during the flag-off of Ember Month said the agency would also deploy no fewer than 600 Special Marshalls for a robust traffic control. 

Kumapayi noted that they would work harmoniously with other agencies round the clock, without sleeping, to ensure ease of movement and free flow of traffic in Anambra. 

“No stopping of vehicles on the bridge, no enforcement. No one will sleep on the bridge head. There must be free flow of traffic. We will ensure operation zero traffic. 

“We have organised two camps, one at Onitsha, while the other one at  at Nteje. That is where our men will camp. No one will sleep. We will be on duty every minute of day and night,’’ Kumapayi said.  

He advised commuters and other road users to obey traffic rules and ensure proper maintenance of their vehicles, so as to avoid breakdown.  

The Deputy Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Delta State Command, Mr Bakare Fatai Adesina, stressed that the two states, Anambra and Delta states, would have collaborative efforts to maintain a smooth traffic flow.  

Mr Adesina added that arrangements had been made to ensure evacuation of all broken down vehicles on the roads, in order to avoid obstruction. 

Earlier, the ember month was declared opened by Gov. Obiano. 

The Governor was represented at the event by Commissioner for Transport, Mr Afam Mbanefo, who announced the governor’s appreciation for the good work that the Corps was doing in ensuring the state was free from road crashes. (MOI)

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