*FRSC assures accident free celebrations
By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday, flagged off “Operation Eagle Eye” in readiness to emergency occurrence, during the 2022 Yuletide.
North West zonal Coordinator of the agency, Iman Garki at the flag-off, said that the exercise would check road traffic abuse, as well as reduce emergency risks in Kaduna.
He said Operation Eagle Eye is a complimentary effort of NEMA to collaborate with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), whose primary mandate is road traffic management to be able to secure the roads throughout the Yuletide.
“NEMA is very much interested in reducing disaster of any form. Hence, the need for this collaboration to ensure that safety on the roads,” he said.
He appealed to motorists to be on the side of caution as they ply the roads this season.
“Road Safety is everybody’s business, I urge motorists to abide by traffic rules and speed limit to stay alive,” he advised.
In his remarks, FRSC Sector Head of Operations, Solomon Igbogbo, thanked NEMA, while pledging continued collaboration and support of the FRSC Kaduna Command to the agency.
He said that accidents cannot be totally stopped, however, the mission is to ensure that nobody dies.
Igbogbo, assured that the joint exercise would ensure a zero accident Yuletide in the state.
Secretary, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Kaduna State, Hassan Ibrahim said the programme would raise consciousness to persuade drivers to drive safe.
He said the union would continue to sensitise its members to ensure strict compliance to road regulations in 130 branches of the state.
Assistant State Commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Josephine Jatau in her remarks, said it is necessary to synergise as use of drugs relates to road crashes.
She called on residents to ensure that issues of drugs abuse are addressed from the homes to save lives.