Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has, within the last three months, apprehended and referred for psychological evaluation over 4, 000 traffic offenders.
The new FCT Sector Commander, Mr. Ayuba Gora Wobin, stated this recently when he paid a working visit to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello.
He used the occasion to assure FCT residents of the preparedness of the Command to ensure safety on FCT roads these ember months.
He said: “Since my assumption of office as the Sector Commander in the FCT, I have taken keen interest to observe the great contributions of the administration to the efforts to reduce road crashes and safeguard the lives of road users here.
“Permit me to mention a few of the initiatives that have positively contributed to road safety in the FCT. These include the pragmatic efforts of the Minister towards clearing obstructions on the roads, provision of walkways and enforcement of the use of the pedestrian bridges, as well as the prompt response of concerned FCT agencies to emergencies and others.”
Wobin appealed for the support of FCTA towards the execution of its patrol activities during the ember months, while pledging his support to the FCT Administration towards ensuring safer roads and fuller lives in the FCT.
The minister said the relationship between the Command and the FCTA “is a very long and close one,” noting that the collaboration with the Sector Command for the enforcement of the use of pedestrian bridges in the city, which had saved uncountable lives.
“In Dei Dei, if you check your records, you will see what it used to be before the enforcement on the use of the pedestrian bridges. Pedestrians were being run over on a daily basis, but today that ugly experience has been stemmed,” he said.