Oyeyemi says travellers will not experience gridlock during yuletide

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The Corps Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, has told travellers that the organisation  would eliminate gridlock and road crashes during the yuletide period.

Oyeyemi said this on Friday while addressing newsmen along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Corps commander also reacted to the accident which involved a petrol tanker along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Wednesday Nov. 16, adding that all efforts had been put in place to curb such occurrence in future.

According to him, the FRSC has put in place some logistics to ensure safety of road users during the festive period.

“We have created a diversion to ensure free flow of vehicles, especially along the long bridge due to ongoing construction.

“We will try to ensure the gridlock and crashes are eliminated before and after the Christmas period.

“We have been able to eliminate and reduce crashes along the expressway recently through our able personnel,’’ he said.

Oyeyemi also said that government had provided enough logistics to help officers in performing their duties effectively.

The FRSC boss said that government had provided a platform for the commission to be proactive in its operations.

“Government has provided enough logistics in terms vehicles and ambulance to ensure effectiveness, while performing our duties.

‘’That is why I am moving around to see the level of preparedness of our personnel and cheer them up to work effectively as the festive period approaches,’’ Oyeyemi said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that commuters were subjected to trekking long distances on Wednesday following a multiple accident involving about five articulated vehicles on Kara Bridge, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.

A trailer loaded with petrol rammed into others, exploded and caught fire which extended to others. (NAN)

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