The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in conjunction with the Federal Road Safety Corps and other stakeholders has commenced a special safety campaign to reduce road crashes and assist accident victims during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
Tagged “Safe Eid-El-Kabir”, the campaign commenced on Sunday and will continue throughout the week.
A statement by Manzo Ezekiel, NEMA’s
Head of Media and Public Relations said NEMA staff are therefore, deployed to strategic locations with officials of the FRSC and other stakeholders to monitor and support free and safe movement of vehicles in this festive season when there is always increased usage of the roads.
Director General of NEMA Alhaji Mustapha Habib Ahmed, while felicitating with Nigerians on the occasion of the Eid-El-Kabir advised the people to be safety conscious and obey traffic rules.
In view of the earlier flood alerts issued by the Agency, the NEMA DG also warned those living in flood plains to relocate to safe higher grounds and called on relevant authorities and communities to clear blocked drainages to allow for free flow of rain water.