The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun says it has deployed 2,000 personnel to critical corridors of the state for the Eid-el-kabir operation.
The Sector Commander, Mr Ahmed Umar, disclosed this in a statement in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
Umar said that the corps had also provided 30 patrol vehicles, seven advanced life support ambulances and four heavy duty tow trucks for the operation.
”We need to make the desired impact on the entire highway stretch in the state by ensuring free traffic flow and safety of lives.
”It is important to ensure enhanced visibility and safety for all road users before and after the celebration,” he said.
The sector commander said that the FRSC would soon commence the special patrol operations around the state.
He urged motorists to avoid making calls while driving, speeding and wrongful overtaking.
”We shall also watch out for seat belt violation, passengers’ manifest, dangerous driving and use of alcohol while driving,” he said.
Umar said the operation would be supported by sister security and emergency agencies to ensure effectiveness.
”Our ambulance and rescue operations shall be available for 24 hours.
”We have taken our enlightenment campaigns to motor parks and the neighborhoods,” he said.
He said that anyone found violating traffic rules during the period would face the law.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Sector Command is to deploy breathalysers to test motorists in order to detect those who drive under the influence of alcohol the Sallah festival.The Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Ahmed Umar, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Ota, Ogun.Umar said that any motorist who tests positive to alcohol would be subjected to further test for other drugs.He said that the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) would be engaged for this purpose during the festival.“We are therefore appealing to motorists to avoid drink driving during and after the festive period.“People should not indulge in drinking and driving at the same time to prevent unnecessary loss of life,” he said.Umar also said that any vehicle impounded because the driver violated traffic rules and regulations would not be released until after the Sallah festival.The sector commander said that the FRSC would collaborate with the police to check Road Traffic Violations (RTV) on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.”We are also collaborating with the Navy and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to maintain sanity during the Sallah festival on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Sagamu -Ijebu Ode-Ore Expressway.(
Eleven persons lost their lives to a multiple auto crash near Isara Bridge, Ogere, off the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Saturday night.
Seven other persons sustained varying degrees of injuries in the inferno that resulted from the accident.
Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in Ogun, Mr Ahmed Umar, confirmed the figures of the accident victims to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abeokuta.
Umar stated that the accident, which occurred at 10.35 p.m. involved two Mazda buses and a car and was caused by excessive speeding.
He added that the affected vehicles and the dead were burnt beyond identification and recognition.
Six of the seven injured persons were taken to a hospital at Ogere for treatment, while the seventh person was taken to Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilisan, also in Ogun for treatment.
Umaru said the injured are five male adults, one female adult and a male child.
“Motorists are advised to drive cautiously, obey traffic rules and regulations and also cooperate with traffic managers,’’ he admonished.
Five persons were confirmed dead while nine others sustained varying degrees of injuries when a Toyota Hiace bus suddenly caught fire on motion opposite Tabiorah Church, Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Mr Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
Umar explained that the accident involving the bus with number plate KAA 601 XA occurred at about 8.38 a.m.
The sector commander explained that the lone accident was as a result of mechanical deficiency which resulted to fire outbreak while the vehicle was still on motion.
“A total of 14 people were involved comprising seven male adult, four female adult, one boy and two girls.
“A total of nine people were injured comprising five men, three women and one boy.
“Five persons were recorded death from the accident comprising of two men, one woman and two girls,” he said .
The FRSC boss stated that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere for medical attention while the deceased were deposited at FOS Morgue, Ipara .
The sector commander expressed deep pain at the development, advising motorists to always put their vehicles in good condition before going on any trip.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of three persons in an early Wednesday multiple accident at Mile 12 Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Mr Ahmed Umar, the Ogun FRSC Sector Commander, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.
Umar noted that the accident which occurred at 3.5a.m, involved an unregistered truck, another marked T 4916 LA and a Nissan Micra car marked BDJ 257 XF.
The sector commander explained that the accident was caused by speeding and dangerous driving on the part of one of the truck drivers.
He added that one of the truck drivers, was trying to negotiate a bend when the other truck which was coming from Ibadan, rammed into it
“Since the crash obstructed the road, the driver of the Micra car ran into it but was able to control his vehicle with little damage on the car,” he said.
He noted that seven people were involved in the accident, including one woman and six men.
Umar said that the remains of the deceased have been deposited at the FOS Morgue, Ipara.
“Traffic has been diverted and FRSC personnel are still on ground trying to manage the situation and ensure that the obstruction is moved from the road,” he said.
The FRSC boss warned against ”dangers of excessive speed” especially when visibility is poor.
He advised motorists to drive cautiously, avoid speed and obey traffic rules and regulations.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said one person died while 10 others sustained injuries in an accident at Kobape on the Abeokuta -Sagamu expressway on Sunday.
Mr Ahmed Umar, the FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.
The FRSC Officer explained that the accident involved a Toyota Previa marked KSF 145 HN and a Toyota Avensis with registration number AAA 301 HN .
Umar said the accident occured at 6:35 p.m. and was caused by excessive speed and loss of control by both vehicle drivers.
” Both vehicles were moving on the same lane but on excessive speed and then the two drivers suddenly lost control and veered into the bush,” he said.
The sector commander stated that 16 people were involved which comprised 10 men and six women.
He said that 10 people sustained injuries while one man died in the accident.
He added that the injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital Sagamu and Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, saying that the deceased was deposited at Idera Hospital mortuary .
The sector commander cautioned motorists on reckless driving, especially during the rainy season.
He also advised motorists to obey traffic rules and regulations and consider other road users.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Command, has deployed personnel to accident-prone areas to reduce road accidents.
The state Sector Commander, Mr Ahmed Umar, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Ota, Ogun.
NAN reports that an accident, on June 12, claimed four lives and injured eight on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
On June 13, an accident killed two and injured five on the same expressway.
Umar said that the FRSC had put in place many measures to improve safety on highways.
” FRSC has deployed its personnel to all spots identified as accident-prone, for traffic control, in order to reduce excessive speed on the part of drivers,” he said.
He said that the corps had also intensified public enlightenment on the dangers of speeding.
“We have also collaborated with FRSC in Lagos and Oyo states to sensitise drivers by taking safety messages to them since most drivers do not start and end their journeys in Ogun State,” Umar said.
The sector commander said that the FRSC occasionally engaged in special patrols in collaboration with sister agencies, including the police, for strictly adherence to extant traffic rules and regulations. (
Two persons have been confirmed dead, while five others sustained injuries in an accident involving a Toyota Hiace bus and a Benz truck at Mowe bus stop on Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Monday.
Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, Mr Ahmed Umar, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mowe is located at Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun.
Umar attributed the accident to speeding and dangerous driving on the part of the bus driver which led to him ramming into the moving truck.
He stated that the accident involving a Toyota Hiace bus marked: GMT 641 XL and a Benz truck, with registration number: KSF 320 XX occurred at 12:20 p.m. on Monday.
“A total of 20 men were involved in the accident, five of whom got injured while two deaths were recorded,” he said.
The FRSC boss stated that the injured victims had been taken to Famobis Hospital, Mowe, while the deceased were taken away by their families.
He cautioned motorists against excessive speed and dangerous driving, pointing out the rate at which most commercial drivers had refused to obey common driving rules and regulations.
Umar warned that any vehicle caught without speed limiting device would be sanctioned accordingly.
Gov Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, has condoled with Kwatarkwashi Emirate, Bungudu Local Government Area (LGA) over the death of its Emir, Alhaji Ahmed Umar.In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the governor on Public Enlightenment, Malam Zailani Bappa, Matawalle expressed shock at the demise of Umar, a great pillar in the traditional institution.“The governor is currently in Abuja, he received the devastating news that plunged him and his entourage into a sad mood and sober reflection,” Baffa said.Matawalle said the death of the Emir was the end of a great era of selfless service to the community, adding that it was a loss that could not be easily assimilated.“This loss is a great vacuum created in the traditional institution of our dear state, but we are confident that his contribution to the development of our dear state will live on even after his demise.“The late Emir is not only a responsible father and grandfather to all of us, but a link between the last and the present generation of our traditional leadership.“On behalf of myself, my family and the Government of Zamfara State, I wish to call on our people, especially those in Kwatarkwashi Emirate, to consider this loss as an act of God which is bound to happen to each and every one of us.” he said.The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the late Umar died at age of 94 years.He was the 28th Emir of Kwatarkwashi, and had reigned for 61 years.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has urged motorists to exercise caution on Otedola Bridge axis of Lagos-Ibadan expressway due to palliative work currently embarked on by Julius Berger plc.
Mr Ahmed Umar, the FRSC Ogun Sector Commander, disclosed this in a statement in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
Umar said the diversion from the Otedola Bridge, affected traffic situation along the axis, which would last between six and eight months.
“Therefore, motorists traveling during this period of road rehabilitation are advised to be extra careful and ensure their journeys are properly planned with enough time.
“They should pay special attention to construction areas where overtaking is prohibited and maximum speed is pegged at 50km per hour, especially at construction zones where traffic is diverted.
“FRSC personnel would be deployed to strategic areas to ease traffic flow and ensure prompt removal of obstruction on the road,”he said.
The sector commander advised motorists to drive cautiously, avoid route violation, lane discipline, obey traffic rules and regulations and also cooperate with traffic managers to ensure free flow of traffic.
“In case of a road traffic crash and obstruction, the FRSC could be reached on the FRSC toll free number 122,”he said.