Ogidan affirmed, “The removal of fuel subsidy does not have any effect on our operations. We are still carrying out rescue operations as at when due, even in the middle of the night,” during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Monday.
Despite the subsidy removal, Ogidan noted that they are strategizing to maintain and exceed their previous achievements.
He stated, ”Our officers are on duty in all the 16 Local Government Areas of the state, irrespective of the fuel price.” The Sector Commander highlighted that the strategic placement of most FRSC offices along major highways facilitates their diligent work.
“We are so close to the highway, so much so that the moment we leave our offices, we are already on the highway carrying out all our operations successfully,” Ogidan said.
The Sector Commander said he was happy that the Corps had been rescuing accident victims on a 24-hour basis, as all operational facilities are available.
“We have ambulances on the road, as well as toll trucks, motorcycles, medical personnel, nurses and paramedics at all times to take care of roadside crash victims,” he said.
Ogidan however advised motorists to be careful while driving, and urged drivers to learn to share the road with other road users to avoid accidents.
“Drivers should maintain one lane on the road and avoid speeding, as it kills, in spite of the fact that it thrills.
“Drivers should also stop overloading both human beings and goods, especially in these ember months, to avoid accidents,” he warned.
Ogidan then restated FRSC’s commitment and professional service to humanity, saying the Corps would continue to be active, friendly and polite to motorists.