The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has assured Nigerians, especially the Muslim faithful of safe Sallah celebration, saying that adequate logistics provisions have been made to ensure removal of obstructions and crash-free celebration.
According to Bisi Kazeem, Head, Media Relations and Strategy, FRSC in a press release, Oyeyemi stated this in his Sallah message in which he felicitated with the Muslim Ummah on this year’s Eid-Kabir celebration, enjoining them to be safety conscious throughout the period of the festivity. The Corps Marshal stressed the significance of the Sallah celebration, noting that it is centred around devotion and obedience to the will of Allah, which Prophet Ibrahim exemplified by his willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail.
According to him, there are great lessons for mankind to learn from the obedience shown to God by Prophet Ibrahim even in the present life. “Eid-El Kabir celebration teaches us how to show obedience to God in all that we do as human beings,” he stated.
“As the Muslim Ummah observe the feast, let everyone celebrate with the spirit of obedience to God and recognise the sanctity of human lives by obeying all traffic rules and regulations and avoiding acts capable of undermining safety of other road users. “People should, therefore, avoid overloading, speed limit violation, dangerous driving and phoning/texting while driving and also avoid the use of worn-out/expired tyres. As a build up towards the 1st October comnencement of nationwide enforcement, he also urged commercial vehicles operators to instal speed limiting device, because it is only the living that can celebrate,” he further stated.
The Corps Marshal further called on Nigerians to assist the FRSC and other security agencies deployed to manage the traffic, by conducting themselves in safe and orderly manner, pointing out that FRSC patrol and Rescue teams have been put on alert to assist road travellers, while the Help areas/Road Side Clinics across the country would remain open to attend to emergencies.
Oyeyemi called on members of the public to immediately notify FRSC of any emergency situations through its emergency line: 0700-CALL-FRSC (0700-22553772) or Toll-free line: 122 for prompt response.
The Corps Marshal wishes all Nigerians happy motoring and safe Eid-El kabir celebration.