The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said it deployed its personnel nationwide to ensure smooth flow of traffic and emergency response during the Sallah celebrations.
This was contained in a statement signed by NEMA’s Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Manzo Ezekiel.
TheFact Nigeria gathered that the deployment was a continuation of similar exercise during the recent Easter celebrations and would last for a period of one week.
NEMA said that the deployment was part of collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and other stakeholders to ensure a hitch free celebration.
NEMA offices nationwide have been activated to deploy personnel and equipment this weekend to strategic road corridors that usually experience high volume of vehicular movements during festivities.
The statement said that the deployment was also aimed at rallying the support of relevant stakeholders towards assisting the FRSC, which is the lead agency to minimize road crashes and prompt response to emergencies.
The critical stakeholders under the joint exercise with NEMA and the FRSC include Nigeria Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Directorates of Road Transport Services (otherwise known as VIO) and National Union of Road Transport Workers and others in the various states and FCT Abuja.