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The Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos Sector Command on has given an account of its activities within the period under review, during the 2nd quarter retreat of the FRSC Zone 2, held in Lagos.

Making a presentation during the retreat in Lagos, the FRSC Lagos Sector Commander, CC Olusegun Ogungbemide, said his command has initiated a special traffic control intervention called operation orange, aimed to ease traffic within the state.

“This operation is carried out every Monday and Friday of the week” he said.

He said that his command deployed bikes, patrol vehicles and additional Marshals to Commands along the Lagos – Ibadan and other corridors where there are traffic gridlocks within the state, which the aim was to improve the Corps’ visibility and response to gridlock and crashes along the Corridors.

CC Ogungbemide gave Comparative Analysis Of Surveillance Between 1st Half Of 2020/2021, saying that “In a bid to curb the corrupt practices of patrolmen in Lagos Sector, a comparative analysis on the number of arrests made between January to June, 2020 was compared to the number of arrests made in January to June, 2021.

He said that the analysis shows that in 2020, between January and June the total number of two (2) arrest were made while in the same period of January to June, 2021 the total number of arrest made increased to five (5) which shows a difference of three (3) arrest made in the period under review.

The FRSC Lagos boss said that his command embarked on “Operation Orange Impact” which is helpful in decongesting traffic gridlock in some identified areas, prone to traffic in the state.

“The command equally embarked on a joint enforcement operation with the Vehicle Inspection Services to clamp down on rickety vehicles and unlatched containers within the state and this effort has led to the drastic reduction of such vehicles plying the road.

“The enforcement of Number plate and Drivers license violation was a huge success, this also led to the increase in collection of original drivers license from the board of internal revenue”.

He said that stakeholders collaborations is also key and in line with the 2021 corps’ strategic goals, the Command has been sustaining stakeholders collaboration and this was evident in the donation of a patrol vehicle (JAC PICKUP) by the Lagos State Security Trust Fund on the 15th of April 2021, another patrol vehicle (NISSAN PICKUP) was also donated to the Command by Hon. James A Faleke a member of Federal House of Representative, representing Ikeja Constituency on the 28th May, 2021.

He further stated that a 2.5KVA generating set was donated to Ikotun Outpost by a Special Marshal Isolo Outpost, receipt of woods and roofing sheets to mend the leaking roof.

Ikorodu, Iba, Lagos Island and Ojota were not left out as plastic chairs, tables white maker board, Gotv decoder and executive chair were donated to them respectively, the Sector Commander confirmed “.

Stressing on emerging issues and challenges facing some Commands in RS2.1 LAGOS, CC Ogungbemide, mentioned Shortage of Operatives, patrol vehicles, Computer systems to be used in the duty room instead of staff personal computers, Internet facility, Shortage of staff, Office Space needed in Ikorodu, volatile environment (cultism and rituals), bunkering activities and bad roads causing constant crashes in that axis.