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Yuletide: FRSC warns drivers against overloading, speeding in Sokoto



The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sokoto Zonal Office, has warned drivers to avoid overloading and speeding to ensure accident-free Yuletide across the state.

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Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Kayode Olagunju, the Zonal Commanding Officer, Sokoto Zone gave the warning while speaking with Nigeria News Agency in Sokoto on Friday.

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Olagunju, who is in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states said that the period is usually characterised with so many unnecessary accidents that claimed a lot of lives which could also be avoided.

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“People should please take it easy on the road during the period and know that only the living celebrate the period.

“Only those who are able to survive this period can celebrate the Christmas and New Year, so we should always consider safety first before any other engagement.

“Moreover, the period come up with an increased traffic density as the number of people travelling generally increase,” he said.

Olagunju said that during the period, a lot of people due to anxiety took safety to the background as they no longer slept because they wanted to make more trips.

“This is also a period when the weather will be cold and some people will want to take alcohol to drive and a lot of them abandon their vehicle maintenance.

“So, travellers need to be extra careful when travelling in a commercial vehicle, monitor the driver and ensure the vehicle is in good condition as well as avoid night journeys,” he said.

The ACM praised the Sultanate Council of Sokoto State for its support for programmes of the FRSC in the zone.

Edited & Vetted By: Razak Owolabi/ Tukur Muntari.

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