COVID-19: Brace up, ensure maximum cooperation with state govts, FRSC boss tasks sector commanders


Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has tasked Sector Commanders to brace up and be more proactive in fight against Covid-19.

Also, Oyeyemi charged them to ensure strict sustenance of the existing cooperation with their state governments, especially as it relates to enforcing restrictions of movement and spacing of passengers in order to stem the tide of corona virus in the country.

A release by Bisi Kazeem, the Corps public education officer, stated that the Corps Marshal conveyed the directive in a circular to the commanding officers.

He emphatically stated that, “As at now, COVID-19 Pandemic is being tackled at all levels of government, with more cases being detected in various states. As such, it has become imperative for Commanding Officers to brace up, be more proactive than ever before, and provide the needed leadership in their respective Commands through sustenance of collaboration with State Governments”.

Oyeyemi, who noted that most of the Governors have made specific statements on how they intend to combat the spread of the Virus in their States, said “the cardinal responsibility of the Sector Commanders will be to play whatever roles that the State Governments assigned to the Corps with all sense of commitment, service and diligence.”

He charged them also to effectively communicate all directives emanating from the FRSC Headquarters and the state governments to every operative of the Corps on a regular basis so as to keep all staff abreast with every bit of information for effective enforcement.

Further, the Corps Public Education Officer noted that, in states where the governments have pronounced a total lockdown, the commanding officers must make every possible arrangement to ensure total enforcement of the restriction through increased visibility.

Commands, whose operational jurisdiction are along the major corridors where total lockdown has been declared, were charged to station patrol teams to maintain visibility and enhance compliance.

While reiterating the need for all staff to guard themselves against the virus, Oyeyemi directed the Sector commanders to maintain maximum precautionary measures by ensuring that protective materials are provided for all patrol and rescue team members.

He warned that under no circumstance must FRSC staff be seen attending to motorists without the proper protection kit.

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