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FRSC Refutes Ending Patrol Operations In SouthEast

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has dispelled rumors that it plans to discontinue its patrol operations in four states in the Southeast region – Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, and Abia – reaffirming its commitment to road safety in the area.

From Abuja, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) issued a statement yesterday, addressed by Olusegun Ogungbemide, Acting Corps Public Education Officer at FRSC National Headquarters, dismissing reports that surfaced in various media outlets suggesting the agency had discontinued its patrol points in four Southeastern states – Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, and Abia.

The FRSC clarified that the erroneous report stemmed from a misinterpretation of remarks made by Assistant Corps Marshal Uche Chukwurah, zonal commanding officer of Zone 9 Headquarters in Enugu, during her recent visit to the Abia State Sector Command in Umuahia.

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“Even though the statement by the zonal commanding officer was meant to reaffirm the stand of the National Headquarters of the FRSC on the new operational strategy that will de-emphasise static patrol, which comes in the form of roadblock, it was unfortunately misconstrued to mean abolition of patrol points in the zonal command based on security threats.

“Nothing can be further from the truth as the statement was not only misleading but capable of giving wrong information to unsuspecting members of the public on the intention of the FRSC management on the ongoing operational rejigging not targeted at the Southeastern states of the country but the nation at large.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the policy of rejigging the operational strategy of the Corps as conceived by the present Management under Corps Marshal Shehu is aimed at improving the capacity of the personnel to respond promptly to distress calls through provision of functional operational vehicles, ambulances and motorbikes; retraining of personnel for efficient rescue services and increasing the mileage coverage of daily patrol activities for increased presence on parts of the road network.”

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