FRSC Deploys 500 Officers As Ogun Kicks Off Lockdown Officially

The Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has deployed 500 patrol operatives, 25 vehicles, four motorcycles and five advanced life support ambulances to enforce the lockdown order issued by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The NATION reports that this was confirmed by the Sector Commander Clement Oladele, confirmed this via a telephone chat on Thursday.

“In addition, we have prepared and deployed the FRSC Emergency Road Side Clinics especially those at Sagamu on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and at Itori on the  Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway. FRSC  medical personnel comprising doctors, specislised nurses and other trauma experts are deployed to ensure full implementation of the Presidential Directive on COVID-19 as it affects Ogun State.

“All FRSC’s ambulances located around crash prone areas along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway at Mowe, Sagamu, Ogere, Ogunmakin and along the Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway at Itori and Ota, together with the one positioned at Siun junction along Abeokuta-Sagamu Highway have been prepared and deployed with those on the Sagamu-Ijebu Ode-Benin Expressway for this special operations.

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“The FRSC Ogun State has synergised with sister security; traffic and emergency agencies to ensure implementation of the Presidential Directive and extant instructions from the Ogun State Government, as they relate to COVID-19.

“The FRSC enjoins members of the public to cooperate with FRSC officers and marshals and with all other relevant security and emergency agencies during this period. Motorists categorised as on essential duties and who are granted presidential exemption should be ready to present evidence, to avoid unnecessary delay when stopped for routine checks on the road.

“Motorists being attended to during this special operations are therefore enjoined to respect the Word Health Organization’s ‘social distancing rule.” he said.

Oladele also urged the public to use the toll-free number 122 and the National Traffic Radio for emergency information and reports which  would be disseminated to appropriate authorities.