As part of concerted measures aimed at assisting in ensuring a hitch-free electoral process in Edo state, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has deployed 1,500 of its personnel in the state to cover the gubernatorial election, which is slated to hold on Saturday 19 September, 2020.
According to Assistant Corps Marshal, Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC team was to be led by the Zonal Commanding Officer RS5, Benin, to be assisted by Assistant Corps Marshal in charge of Federal Operations at the Federal Road Safety Headquarters, and Sector Commander RS5.1 Benin , a Corps Commander.
Kazeem noted that the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi equally approved that a total of 35 Vehicles, including Tow trucks, Ambulances and other Operational Vehicles be deployed in the state to aid the electoral processes in the 18 Local Government Areas.
In his words, “the deployed personnel are to engage in the following tasks: carrying out enforcement of no movement order, certification of INEC vehicles to be used to convey electoral materials, removal of obstructions and rescue operations as well as joining other sister agencies to maintain orderliness at assigned polling booths.”
While expecting the elections to be conducted in an orderly manner, Kazeem stated that the Corps Marshal charged the FRSC personnel to conduct themselves in a professional manner, carry out their duties diligently and ensure compliance with the Presidential Task Force Directives on COVID-19.
He stated that the FRSC 122 Emergency toll free line remained open to the general public to reach out in case of any unforeseen circumstances that might arise.