In its determination to enforce sanity on FCT Roads, the Federal Road Safety Corps, has within the last three months, apprehended and referred for psychological evaluation over 4,000 traffic offenders.
The new FCT Sector Commander, Mr. Ayuba Gora Wobin made this revelation recently when he paid a working visit to the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello.
The Corps helmsman used the occasion to assure FCT residents of the preparedness of the Command to ensure safety on FCT roads these ember months.
Mr. Wobin who was recently deployed to FCT conveyed the appreciation of the Corps to the FCT Minister for his interest and contributions to road safety issues in the Federal Capital Territory.
Said he, “Since my assumption of office as the Sector Commander in the FCT, I have taken keen interest to observe the great contributions of the administration to the efforts to reduce road crashes and safeguard the lives of road users here.
“Permit me to mention a few of the initiatives that have positively contributed to road safety in the FCT. These include; the pragmatic efforts of the Minister towards clearing obstructions on the roads, provision of walkways and enforcement of the use of the pedestrian bridges, as well as the prompt response of concerned FCT agencies to emergencies and others.”
Mr. Wobin appealed for the support of FCTA towards the execution of its patrol activities during the ember months while pledging his support to the FCT Administration towards ensuring safer roads and fuller lives in the FCT.
The FCT Minister, Malam Bello, while appreciating the sector commander for the visit, said the relationship between the Command and the FCTA is a very long and close one. Malam Bello noted, particularly, the collaboration with the Sector Command for the enforcement of the use of pedestrian bridges in the city, which has saved uncountable lives.
Said the FCT Minister, “In Dei Dei, if you check your records, you will see what it used to be before the enforcement on the use of the pedestrian bridges. Pedestrians were being run over on a daily basis, but today that ugly experience has been stemmed.”
The Minister expressed concern over the spate of violation of traffic regulations and the challenge of traffic management in Abuja, which he said, informed the appointment of the new Secretary of Transport, Comrade Kayode Opeifa.
Malam Bello stated, “He (Opeifa) served as Commissioner in Lagos for quite some time. So, he is among the experts in this field. A lot of our interventions we wanted to embark upon were deliberately kept on hold because we wanted to get the right personnel. I hope that you would work closely together with him to evolve dynamic solutions to the challenge of traffic violations in the FCT.”