The Cross River State Sector Commander, Federal Street 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 laws.
He mentioned, “We can not do it with out your blessing, we face numerous challenges right here, it’s possible you’ll pay attention to the variety of deaths recorded right here, it’s too alarming.
“Folks died in such a approach that we least anticipated it, so we’ve 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 once I depart people who have the chance to fulfill me will say of a reality, 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 autos generally turn out to be 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 follow.
“And that it’s not in the perfect curiosity of the state, as a result of persons are dying, Daddy please assist us, we’ve 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 must be intermittent enlightenment each in motor parks, streets, and in all places to drive house this message of overloading and accidents.
“It should assist as a result of, occasionally, 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 should go an extended strategy to remedy this drawback.
“Allow them to know the implications of the motion and the penalty concerned, they are going to 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 unhealthy form and so while you embarking on this enlightenment discuss to them about this unhealthy roads too.
“Unhealthy roads is without doubt one of the causes we’ve accidents, overloading is barely one of many features and the one other side too are autos, among the autos usually are not street worthy, be very strict on this, whereas checking the tyres, what occurred to the breaks, largely, there must be periodic checks, not solely the licence that you simply test however the sturdiness of the autos, must be checked out, from this, we will 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 packages in and out of doors the motor parks, create packages and seminars and coaching however regretted that almost all Nigerians don’t need to learn.