Coronavirus: FRSC deploys 500 officials to enforce lockdown in Ogun State
The Ogun State Command of Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has deployed 500 patrol operatives, 25 vehicles, four motorcycles and five advanced life support ambulances to assist in enforcing the 14-day lockdown directive issued by President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was confirmed by the sector commander, Clement Oladele where he assured that his men are well-prepared with operational order to guide their participation across the state.
Oladele said patrol operatives have been deployed to cover all border routes including the international border with Benin Republic and the boundaries with Lagos, Ondo and Oyo states.
“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,” Oladele told the Nation.
“All FRSC’s Advanced Life Support 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.
“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.
“Motorists being attended to during this special operations are therefore enjoined to respect the World Health Organization’s ‘social distancing rule.
“All FRSC operatives on duty during this special operation have been properly briefed to be polite and exhibit good conducts as they work harmoniously with sister security agencies,” he said.
“We are joining sister security agencies to commence enforcement within Ogun State on Friday by 11pm when the Presidential Approval granted to Ogun State Governor lapses for enforcement of the lock down within Ogun State.”