The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has ordered the immediate deployment of 36,000 personnel and Special Marshals nationwide, to ensure free flow of traffic and safety during the Yuletide season.

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According to a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, ACM Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Marshal also ordered a strategic 24-hour observatory at commands along gridlock-prone areas, establishment of 11 traffic control camps, full mobilization of 23 help areas and 46 emergency ambulance (Zebra) points.

The special operation also include the full mobilisation of roadside clinics and 24/7 broadcast on the National Traffic Radio; 107.1 FM.

He revealed that the directive was targeted at achieving a near-zero road traffic crash throughout the period.

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Kazeem stated, ‘The 2020 Operation Zero tolerance commenced from Monday, Dec 12, 2020 spanning through to Monday, Jan 15, 2021 nationwide.

“The operation is programmed to run in shift as follows: 0600hrs – 1400hrs, 1400HRS – 2000hrs, 2000hrs – 2200hrs, and night rescue teams are on standby at all operational Commands.

“It is billed to cover the following critical corridors: Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Birnin Kebbi corridor, Katsina-Kano-Wudil-Dutse-Azare-Potiskum corridor, Kaduna-Saminaka-Jos corridor, Abuja-Kaduna-Kano corridor, Okene-Ogori-Isua-Owo corridor, Makurdi-Otukpo-Obollo Afor-9th Mile corridor, Asaba-Abraka-Ughelli-Warri corridor, Ibadan-Ogere-Sagamu corridor, Sagamu-Mowe-Lagos corridor, amongst others.”