…Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic
By Cyber Era Reporter
Corps Marshal of road safety regulator in Nigeria, the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) D.r Boboye Oyeyemi has tasked Sector Commanders to brace up, be more proactive and ensure strict sustenance of the existing cooperation with their state Governments, especially as it relates to enforcing restrictions of movement and spacing of passengers in order to stem the tide of corona virus in the country.
According to FRSC communication seen by Cyber Era and signed by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Marshal conveyed the directive in a circular to the Commanding Officers.
In the circular, Dr. Oyeyemi stated: “As at now, COVID-19 Pandemic is being tackled at all levels of government, with more cases being detected in various states. As such, it has become imperative for Commanding Officers to brace up, be more proactive than ever before, and provide the needed leadership in their respective Commands through sustenance of collaboration with State Governments”.
He noted that most of the Governors had made specific statements on how they intended to combat the spread of the Virus in their States, saying the cardinal responsibility of the Sector Commanders would be to play whatever roles that the State Governments assigned to the Corps with all sense of commitment, service and diligence.
The FRSC boss charged them the commanding officers to effectively communicate all directives emanating from the Corps’ headquarters and the State Governments to every operative of the Corps on a regular basis so as to keep all Staff abreast with every bit of information for effective enforcement.
Speaking further, the Corps Public Education Officer noted that, in states where the governments had pronounced a total lockdown, the commanding officers must make every possible arrangement to ensure total enforcement of the restriction through increased visibility. In addition, Commands whose operational jurisdiction were along the major corridors where total lockdown had been declared must station patrol teams to maintain visibility and enhance compliance.
While reiterating the need for all Staff to guard themselves against the COVID-19, Oyeyemi directed the Sector Commanders to maintain maximum precautionary measures by ensuring that protective materials were provided for all patrol and rescue team members adding that under no circumstance must FRSC staff be seen attending to motorists without the proper protection kit.