The Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Imo State Command, Adekanye Joshua Oluwafemi, says the corps will always partner with members of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) in order to ensure effective traffic management especially in Owerri metropolis.
The Commander gave the assurance when the executive members of Imo State chapter of NYCN paid the corps a familiarization visit at the command’s headquarters, Egbu, Owerri, on Wednesday.
He noted that FRSC was created to prevent road crash, saying safety should be of essence to every road user as life has no duplicate. “FRSC is commissioned to creating a safer motoring environment through compliance with the FRSC Act of 2007…motorists do not need road safety agents to do the right thing. Driving License, Number Plate and Driving School are needful to secure vehicles and life which is precious to all”.
Oluwafemi, who urged the group to find some time to embark on safety public enlightenment program at the motor parks in the state to help the corps to educate drivers as it cannot be everywhere at the same time, said the corps is “ready to collaborate with you to complement our work. NYCN can be of immense help too to clear any traffic gridlock in Owerri and environs. “We commend your new leadership and reiterate our firm partnership on free movement with effective traffic control”.
Thanking the council for the courtesy visit, Deputy Corps Commander, Abdul Danlami and Superintendent Route Commander, Ekpe Matthew, affirmed that FRSC is always handy to partner with any serious and germane group to advance safety on the road.
Assuring FRSC of the readiness of Imo youths to support it on effective traffic management and control, Chairman of NYCN Imo State chapter, Comr. Barr Ezinwanne Chimuanya Udoka, pledged total support to the corps which he added is doing greatly in maintaining safety and free movement on the road.
“We reassured FRSC of the readiness of Imo youths to support it holistically. We also pledged our unflinching support to the corps and the need to partner with it to ensure effective traffic management in Owerri metropolis. Hence there is need for revalidation of the council number plate to ensure transparency in its usage by members”, Udoka stated.
Reiterating that the council will often do the needful in terms of sticking to traffic rules to avoid hitches or mishap on the road, some executive members of NYCN, Comr Ikenna Onyeachu (Deputy Chairman), Comr Herbert Nkwocha (Program Officer), Comr Ikedi Nwagbaoso (Orlu Zone Vice Chairman), Comr Opara Justice (Owerri Zone Vice Chairman), Comr Kelechi Iwuchukwu (Okigwe Zone Vice Chairman) Comr Ifeyinwa Ibenegbu (State Secretary) and Comr Charles Oledibe (State Auditor), advised road users to obey traffic rules, as well as shun over speading, reckless overthrowing and overloading.