By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
The Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) Rs 10 Zonal Commanding Officer, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, Assistant Corps Marshal Kayode Olagunju has urged road users in the zone to be more cautious and use the speed limit device while driving on high ways especially within the ember months.
Mr Olagunju who spoke to The Nation in his office on Friday observed that a number of motorists in the zone were in the habit of speeding which he said should be avoided.
” Is unfortunate that most drivers jettison safety as well skip the Ember months awareness. Drivers should avoid the unnecessary rush behind this period for money. The life of one person cannot be measured. Only the living celebrates festivity”, he said.
According to the Zonal Boss” drivers should avoid night journey if they can and should always be careful and watchful at construction sites on highways “, he warned.
Similarly, Olagunju insisted that contractors with sites on high ways must not fail to erect traffic signs to avoid accidents and crashes.
He however, said the Corps will not hesitate to prosecute and ensure the imprisonment of any driver that deliberately causes the death of its official while on duty on the way.
” We will make sure such driver is jailed in accordance with the law.”
He also advised passengers to be vigilant and caution reckless and speeding drivers, adding that” road safety is a collective responsibility and no single individual is exempted.”
Similarly, the Zonal Commander said the media remain an important agent and vehicle of reaching out to the people, stressing that ” the media is predominantly part of our success story for promoting and projecting right conduct as well disseminating our activities especially in the ember months and routine duties”, he noted.
In the same vein, Olagunju commended Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar and the sultanate council for his passionate support as well active partnership against the violation of traffic rules and laws in the zone.
” His fatherly role has driven the Corps activities to remarkable success as we are currently experiencing positive change in the attitude of drivers”, the Zonal Commander confirmed
By Ado Hassan, Sokoto