The out-going Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in Plateau State, Sunday Maku has called for the establishment of more unit commands in the State.
Maku made the appeal in Jos, Wednesday at a send-forth organised on his behalf by the officers and men of the Command. He said opening more unit commands would go a long way to ensure effective and adequate coverage of various highways that fell within the command’s jurisdiction.
According to the sector commander, with more unit commands created, the impact and heavy presence of FRSC personnel would be felt much more in the state.
“This sector has about five units commands located in Pankshin, Zaria road, Langtang, Hawan Kibo, and Jos Bye-pass, and I facilitated their creation as sector commander in Plateau.
“Even with these, we still need to have more so as to enhance effective coverage of various highways linking the state. Areas like Shendam-Qua’pan axis need to have a unit command,’’ he said.
Maku decried the paucity of patrol vehicles in the command, which he described as a bane of effective response to emergency cases, especially when it came to attending to accidents victims.
According to him, if sufficient patrol vehicles could be made available, the men of the command would do better than expected in terms of undertaking copious patrols on the highways.
The Sector Commander called for the establishment of additional drivers’ licensing centres to complement the existing three in the state. He said this would ease the stress and dangers of people traveling from far distances to the state capital to obtain licences.
Maku urged his successor to pursue all these demands with vigour and tenacity of purpose, so as to engrave the name of the command in gold in the annals of the FRSC.
He urged the incoming sector commander to engage in more public enlightenment, saying it could be the only alternative for motorists to be educated on highway safety measures.
The outgoing sector commander, who described the officers and men of the command as `very resilient and committed’ individuals, said he succeeded because of the cooperation they had accorded him.
Maku served in Plateau for over three years and is being transferred to Ilorin, Kwara State.
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