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Easter: Obey traffic rules during celebration – FRSC tells motorists

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has called on motorists and other road users to adhere to the laid down road safety measures during the Easter celebration, The Punch reports.






The Punch said that the FRSC Corps Marshal, Mr. Dauda Biu, said this would prevent loss of lives and properties if taken seriously.





Biu stated this, on Saturday, in a congratulatory message to Christians on this year’s Easter celebration, signed by the Corps Public Education Officer, Jonas Agwu.






The statement read, “As Christian faithful across the globe celebrate Easter, a day set aside to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Biu, has congratulated all Christians across the country.



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“Biu urged the motoring public to imbibe the teachings and lessons of love and compassion that surround the Holy Week and the purpose of the resurrection of Christ.






“The wanton destruction of lives and properties on the nation’s highways resulting from people’s impatience would been avoided if people properly imbibed the exemplary life of Jesus Christ.”








The FRSC boss urged the public not to ignore the safety rules in the spirit of celebration.





“Faithful as well as members of the general public should not jettison the rules in the course of the celebration but continue to observe them in order to build on the gains so far made by the corps’ in its mission to make the highways safer for all to use,” he said.




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He also urged Christians to “use the period of the celebration to offer special prayers for our country while restating the commitment of the Corps towards sustaining its present successes in road crash reduction.”






He disclosed that commanding officers across the country have been directed to be on the alert during the celebrations, to provide all necessary support to members of the public, and to particularly attend to whatever emergencies that may arise.






He called for collaboration from members of the public for the agency’s ongoing campaigns for a safer road environment by promptly reporting any road and other emergencies they notice to the FRSC.