The Cross River State Sector Commander, Federal Highway Security Corps (FRSC), Cyprian Offordu, has pleaded with the Obong of Calabar, His Eminence, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi-Otu V over the speed of a number of accidents within the state.
The Sector Commander Offordu, who visited the Obong in his Palace in Calabar, lamented the variety of accidents and deaths recorded within the state, explaining that greater than 12 individuals have died in avoidable accidents within the state and regretted the incidents.
Offordu, who went to the Palace with key officers of his command, pleaded with the Obong to attraction to his topics to obey COVID-19 protocols and site visitors rules.
He mentioned, “We can not do it with out your blessing, we face loads of challenges right here, you could concentrate on the variety of deaths recorded right here, it’s too alarming.
“Folks died in such a approach that we least anticipated it, so we now have to hurry to you for assist and ask for particular prayers. I didn’t come right here to rely the variety of deaths however to advertise security in our roads in order that after I go away those who have the chance to satisfy me will say of a fact, this man laboured in our state.
“Allow me sir, to remind you that I want your assistant, the day of overloading is gone and we can not do something, however these drivers and the house owners of automobiles generally change into confrontational and assault our personnel therefore we come to you to beg you to speak to them by way of your chiefs and different monarchs to inform them that overloading and attacking of our males are not in observe.
“And that it’s not in the most effective curiosity of the state, as a result of persons are dying, Daddy please assist us, we now have tried and spoken our grammar, please come to our assist,” Sector Commander pleaded.
Talking, an adviser within the Obong’s Palace, Otuekong Effiong Eyo Ekpe, appealed to the sector commander to proceed with intermittent enlightenment within the motor parks, streets, and in every single place to drive dwelling the message of overloading and accident on our street
“We request and attraction to the sector commander that there must be intermittent enlightenment each in motor parks, streets, and in every single place to drive dwelling this message of overloading and accidents.
“It can assist as a result of, from time to time, you create an enlightenment program within the park, this in impact will assist as a result of that’s the scene of the incident, once you do that, meet with the leaders of those transport firms it’ll go an extended method to resolve this drawback.
“Allow them to know the implications of the motion and the penalty concerned, they are going to retrace their steps, you additionally have to associate authorities on this regard, to be sincere to you, the state is huge, it take 6 hours or extra to journey from one finish to the opposite and the roads are in dangerous form and so once you embarking on this enlightenment speak to them about this dangerous roads too.
“Dangerous roads is likely one of the causes we now have accidents, overloading is simply one of many facets and the one other side too are automobiles, a few of the automobiles usually are not street worthy, be very strict on this, whereas checking the tyres, what occurred to the breaks, principally, there must be periodic checks, not solely the licence that you just test however the sturdiness of the automobiles, must be checked out, from this, we can cut back accident on our roads,” he said
The Obong of Calabar, His Eminence, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi-Otu V, urged the sector commander to organise enlightenment applications in and outdoors the motor parks, create applications and seminars and coaching however regretted that the majority Nigerians don’t need to learn.