The order superceded the earlier order suspending all enforcement activities of the Corps as a result of the upsurge in the #EndSARS protests across the country.
In a statement by Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, the Corps Marshal gave the order in a memo to Commanding Officers following the urgent need to keep the roads safe, enforce maximum compliance to road traffic regulations and safety guides, as well as, forestall incidences of crashes and fatalities on the highways.
The Corps Marshal mourned victims of the “unfortunate road traffic crash in Enugu State.”
He confirmed that out of the 56 people involved in the Enugu road traffic crash, 21 persons lost their lives.
He revealed that the crash which occurred at Nkwo/Mmaku junction, along old Enugu/Okigwe road about 4 pm on Wednesday, 28 October, 2020, involved a Mercedes Benz Bus (ENU 811 KU) conveying school children and a Flatbed Mark Truck (KPP 247 XA).
The crash was caused by mechanical deficiency (brake failure)
The Corps Marshal said that the Corps was saddened by tte “ugly development” and was ready to put all within its operational might to ensure that such fatalities were averted on the roads.
According to him, “one of the key strategy towards achieving this is the full deployment of personnel and increased visibility of patrol teams on the highways.”
Kazeem quoted the Corps Mashal ti have said that he was deeply committed to the realisation of the the Corps’ corporate mandate, adding that “as such, will not be dissuaded from carrying out its humanitarian work of keeping the roads safe, even amidst the risks on lives and properties of personnel.”
He reportedly stated these against the backdrop of the incessant attacks that led to the looting, arson and damaging of FRSC property in various locations occasioned by the #EndSars protests,.
Oyeyrmi was said to have boosted the morale of the workforce and assured the personnel that everything humanly possible must be done to safeguard life and property of family of staff members as well as all FRSC facilities through close liaison with security agencies.