Yuletide: You won”t sleep on Niger bridge, FRSC tells commuters

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi assured commuters travelling through the Niger bridge in Onitsha, Anambra state of free flow of traffic during the festive periods.


The brigde which links the state to other states has always been characterised by heavy traffic gridlock during the yuletide due to heavy vehicular movement

He said the commission would ensure that nobody slept on the Niger Bridge during the period as a result of traffic congestion.


Oyeyemi gave the assurance in Onitsha, Anambra state during the inauguration of the 2017 Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ember Months Operation in the state, tagged "Right to life on the highway not negotiable".

He corrected the erroneous notion that there were demons on the highway, saying it was humans who abuse and flout traffic regulations to the detriment of the motoring public.

The FRSC boss further revealed that the commission would run a 24-hour traffic control in the area to ensure there was no over-loading of vehicles in the area to avoid any mishaps.

He commended Obiano for his genuine passion for security of human lives evident in his immense support to the Corps especially as it has to do with repair of toll trucks.

Earlier, the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano charged road users to obey traffic rules during the festive season or be ready to spend the christmas celebrations behind bars.

He warned that his government would go after traffic violators, insisting that he would not to allow individual carelessness to claim the lives of innocent citizens during the period.


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