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 stated, “We can’t do it with out your blessing, we face plenty of challenges right here, you might pay attention to the variety of deaths recorded right here, it’s too alarming.
“Folks died in such a means that we least anticipated it, so we have now to hurry to you for assist and ask for particular prayers. I didn’t come right here to depend 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 reality, this man laboured in our state.
“Allow me sir, to remind you that I would like your assistant, the day of overloading is gone and we can’t do something, however these drivers and the house owners of autos generally turn into confrontational and assault our personnel therefore we come to you to beg you to speak to them by means of your chiefs and different monarchs to inform them that overloading and attacking of our males are now not in apply.
“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 have now 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 all places to drive house the message of overloading and accident on our street
“We request and attraction to the sector commander that there needs to be intermittent enlightenment each in motor parks, streets, and in all places to drive house this message of overloading and accidents.
“It can assist as a result of, now and again, you create an enlightenment program within the park, this in impact will assist as a result of that’s the scene of the incident, while you do that, meet with the leaders of those transport firms it would go an extended method to clear up this downside.
“Allow them to know the results of the motion and the penalty concerned, they’ll retrace their steps, you additionally must 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 while you embarking on this enlightenment speak to them about this dangerous roads too.
“Unhealthy roads is among the causes we have now accidents, overloading is simply one of many features and the one other side too are autos, among the autos should not street worthy, be very strict on this, whereas checking the tyres, what occurred to the breaks, principally, there needs to be periodic checks, not solely the licence that you simply examine however the sturdiness of the autos, needs to be checked out, from this, we can cut back accident on our roads,” he acknowledged
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 almost all Nigerians don’t need to learn.