The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr Dauda Biu, says the corps is targeting 5% reduction in Road Traffic Crashes, fatalities and injuries during the 2023 Ember Months.
Biu said this during the decoration of newly promoted Deputy Corps Marshal (DCM), Mr Bisi Kazeem, on Wednesday in Abuja.
It was reported that Kazeem was the Spokesman of the FRSC before his promotion.
The FRSC boss said that a nationwide Ember Months Special patrol operation would commence soon to ensure safety of motorists and better flow of traffic.
He said this was to ensure that motorists would not pass the night on the highways when travelling for the yuletide.
“Our target always is to reduce road traffic crashes, to reduce fatalities and injuries.
“So this year, we have a target of five per cent reduction and I believe we will achieve that.
“We have deployed more vehicles, more equipment and most especially, we have opened more commands and even deployed body cameras,” he added.
Biu said Nigerians should therefore expect safer roads, adding that FRSC personnel would be deployed to save lives and offer protection in the event of any crash on the highway.
He advised the new DCM to work harder as promotion comes with more responsibility.
Responding, Kazeem pledged to redouble efforts in realising the mandate of the corps.
“I feel very elated, honoured and very fulfilled, there is a popular saying that said “once you are honoured, it entails more work and hardwork.
“And I want to commit myself to the mission of FRSC which is to eradicate road crashes and create more safer motoring environment.
“I am rededicating myself to this because I have been given an honour and that honour entails more work,” he said.