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Easter: FRSC, fed min of works to ensure free traffic on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

By ALEX OLISE

In its bid to ensure free flow of movement on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway during the Easter celebration, the Sector Commander FRSC Lagos, Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, with his Ogun State counterpart, Corps Commander Ahmed Umar, have held a meeting with officials of the Federal Ministry of Works.

In a statement released to The Trumpet by the FRSC Lagos Spokesperson, Route Commander Olabisi Sonusi, stated that “To ensure free movement on Lagos-Ibadan during the Easter celebration, the Sector Commander FRSC Lagos, Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, with his Ogun State counterpart, Corps Commander Ahmed Umar, held a meeting with officials of the Federal Ministry of Works, led by Engr. Adebote on Tuesday 12th April 2022, at the FRSC Mowe command.”

According to Sonusi, “After the meeting, the team inspected the level of work at the construction site on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and it was unanimously agreed that all diversions at the construction spots should be opened from Thursday, 14th April, till Tuesday 19th April 2022, for easy and seamless movement by motorist plying the road, since there will be high influx of vehicles travelling in and out of Lagos during the festive season.”

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Ogungbemide used the opportunity to inform the public that FRSC Lagos is ready to provide the necessary safety and traffic control needed by motorists during the Easter special patrol, as over 2,000 personnel (both Regular and Special Marshals), 57 patrol vehicles, eight bikes, three ambulances, two tow trucks, seven breathalyzers, will be deployed on major highways in Lagos State, to monitor, control traffic and clear obstructions along critical routes within the state during the Easter Special Patrol exercise.”

The special patrol, involving regular and special marshals, which has kicked off already, will focus on overloading, speed limit violation, tyre violation, and light sign violation, among others.

The FRSC Lagos Sector Commander admonished road users to play their role, by obeying rules and also cooperating with the FRSC officials and sister agencies along the critical corridors, in ensuring free flow of traffic and a crash-free celebration.”

He finally admonished the public to always call the FRSC toll free number, 122, in case of any emergency on the highway.

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