By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
The New sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Nasarawa state Ahmed Mohammed has pledged to enforce the social distancing order to prevent the transmission of coronavirus in the state.
Mohammed who made this known on Monday in a briefing newsmen I. Lafia, also promised to ensure strict adherence to road traffic regulations across the state.
According to him, the FRSC in the state under his watch will be very strict in ensuring that all motorists adhere to traffic rules and regulations while plying the highway in the state.
“My major focus in the state is to see to it that motorists strictly adhere to road traffic regulations so as to reduce road traffic crashes, then make sure to create safe and motoring environment and ensure prompt rescue to accident victims,” he said.
He assured to straighten the synergy between the command, other security agencies and critical stakeholders in the state in order to yields positive results with regards to safety of motorists and to arrest and prosecute road traffic violators in the state.
“I will ensure we strengthen our collaboration with major stakeholders which includes the road traffic establishment, transport unions, state government, sister security outfits and everybody within the state because road safety is everybody’s business,” he said.
He also pledged to works closely with the media so as to preach the message of road safety to the people, because public enlighetement is key in passing the message from the command.
“Public education is key in our bid to ensure safer highways in the state and entire country, and as an organisation, we can’t do it alone. So we need strong partnership with the media to achieve our goals,” he said.
Mohammed reiterated that, he would continues to give the state government maximum support in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic so as to curb the spread and save lives.
“We have our personnel in most of the strategic points at the borders and we are there to enforce the social distancing directive and make sure vehicles especially commercial vehicles are not overloaded so as to prevent spread of the virus,” he said.
He appealed to the people of the state to continue to be law abiding and assured them of the command’s commitment and determination to fulfil it’s mandate of making roads safer.
Business Day gatheres that, Mohammed was formerly the Sectoral Head of Operations at the Kano FRSC Sector Command before his recent transfer to Nasarawa state as Sector Commander of the sector command in the state.
Mohammed takes over from Mr Ismaila Maiwada-Kugu who has been promoted to the rank of Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) and posted to FRSC Headquarters in Abuja.