The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has ordered the immediate resumption of all operational activities in FRSC formations across the country.
This was just as he mourned the victims of the fatal crash which occurred in Enugu State.
The crash occurred on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Nkwo/Mmaku junction, on old Enugu/Okigwe road ,at about 4pm.
In a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Marshal gave the order in a memo to Commanding Officers following the urgent need to keep the roads safe, enforce maximum compliance to road traffic regulations and safety guides, to forestall incidences of crashes and fatalities on the highways.
The Corps Marshal had earlier ordered the suspension of all enforcement activities of the FRSC as a result of the upsurge of the #EndSARS protests across the country.
While mourning the victims of the road traffic crash in Enugu State, the Corps Marshal confirmed that out of the 56 people involved in the Enugu road traffic crash, 21 persons lost their lives.
He revealed that it involved a Mercedes Benz Bus (ENU 811 KU) conveying school children, and a Flatbed Mark Truck (KPP 247 XA). The crash was said to have been caused by brake failure.
Speaking further, the Corps Marshal stressed that the FRSC was saddened by the development and was ready to put all within its operational might to ensure that such fatalities would be averted on Nigerian roads.
“One of the key strategies towards achieving this is the full deployment of personnel and increased visibility of patrol teams on the highways,” Boboye had said.
According to him, ”irrespective of the incessant attacks that led to the burning, looting and damaging FRSC properties at various locations, occasioned by the #EndSars protests, the Corps is still deeply committed to the full realisation of its corporate mandate.
“As such, it will not be dissuaded from carrying out its humanitarian work of keeping the roads safe, even at the risks on lives and properties of its personnel.”