- Orders Collaborations for Enforcement of Restrictions on Vehicular Movement
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Ali Biu has ordered operatives of the Corps, drafted to cover the forthcoming off season elections, to ensure effective collaboration with the Nigerian Police Force, Independent National Electoral Commission, and other security agencies in the enforcement of restrictions on vehicular movement.
According to a Statement issued by Bisi Kazeem ,FRSC ,Deputy Corps Marshal
Corps Public Education Officer,the gubernatorial elections are scheduled to hold in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa States by INEC , the electoral umpire , on Saturday, 11 November, 2022,
The directive by the Corps Marshal is part of preparations towards ensuring a smooth conduct of the elections , while the Corps Operatives drafted to cover the elections were equally mandated to clear obstructions from the roads, carry out rescue operations in case of emergencies, and maintain orderliness in polling booths.
To ensure that the Corps plays effective role in the elections, the Corps Marshal also directed the deployment of 1500 personnel of the Corps and 35 Vehicles including tow trucks, ambulances to each of the respective States to strengthen enforcement of restrictions during the entire process of the election.
He warned the personnel deployed to play active role in the democratic exercise to exhibit the highest sense of professionalism, ingenuity, and avoid any temptation that could lead to abuse of the rights of electorates.
While reading out the marching order to the personnel, the Corps Marshal called on the electorates in the states to comply with all regulations, including restrictions as would be announced, even as he wished the entire state a peaceful, free and fair elections.