The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr Dauda Biu, opined that the corps is targeting 5% reduction in Road Traffic Crashes, fatalities and injuries during the 2023 Ember Months.
Biu disclosed this during the decoration of newly promoted Deputy Corps Marshal (DCM), Mr Bisi Kazeem, on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Kazeem was the Spokesman of the FRSC before his promotion.
The FRSC boss said that a nationwide Ember Months Special patrol operation would commence soon to ensure safety of motorists and better flow of traffic.
He said this was to ensure that motorists would not pass the night on the highways when traveling for the yuletide.
“Our target always is to reduce road traffic crashes, to reduce fatalities and injuries.
“So this year, we have a target of five per cent reduction and I believe we will achieve that.
“We have deployed more vehicles, more equipment and most especially, we have opened more commands and even deployed body cameras,” he stated.
Biu said that Nigerians should therefore expect safer roads, adding that FRSC personnel would be deployed to save lives and offer protection in the event of any crash on the highway.
He advised the new DCM to work harder as promotion comes with more responsibility.
Responding, Kazeem pledged to redouble efforts in realizing the mandate of the corps.
“I feel very elated, honored and very fulfilled, there is a popular saying that said “once you are honored, it entails more work and hard work.
“And I want to commit myself to the mission of FRSC which is to eradicate road crashes and create a safer motoring environment.
“I am rededicating myself to this because I have been given an honor and that honor entails more work,” he uttered.