Osun FRSC Warns Against One Way Traffic, Transportation of Animals with Passengers


May 9, 2024

The Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC ) , Osun Command , has called for the concerted efforts of transport stakeholders in the state to help reduced road traffic deaths and injuries.

The Sector Commander , Mr Inyang Umoh , who gave the charge on Thursday in Osogbo on the sideline of a- day stakeholders meeting with transport unions , said the need for road users to be safety conscious and safety cautioned becomes paramount .

The theme of the event is entitled ” Accomplished 5 per cent reduction in road traffic deaths and injuries.”

Umoh said some motorists are in the habit of transporting petroleum products in jericans while on highways without taking cognizance of the dangers involved.

He warned that the command under his watch will ensure offenders when apprehended are dealt with in accordance with the laws of the land .

He further said all efforts are in place with the collaboration of transport stakeholders to ensure that road ordinance are complied with by motorists to avoid any calamity or emergencies.

” We are appealing to road users to do away with one way traffic and also transporting animals with passengers while on wheels .

” The command will not hesitate to deal with any offenders apprehended violating raid traffic rules ,” Umoh said .

According to him , there are so many reports of casualties as a result of one way traffic by both okada riders and motorists .

He advised road users and articulated vehicles owners including motorcyclists to get their driver’s license intact in order to avoid been arrested and prosecuted.

In her opening remarks , Deputy Corps Commander ( DCM) Medinat Akanbi , said the essence of the stakeholders meeting centered on accomplishing five per cent reduction in road traffic deaths and injuries in the state .

Akanbi appreciated all the transportation unions and other stakeholders for their relentless efforts towards ensuring the safety of lives and properties .

She said FRSC is a shared responsibility and the need to brainstorm on how accident can be curbed becomes paramount .

” If we can not stop accident 100 per cent , we should be able to reduce it and that is possible through collective responsibilities.

The stakeholders meeting witnessed the presence of security sister agencies in the state , transport union members and media practitioners among others.

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