The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has asked Nigerians to avoid traveling at night to minimise road mishaps during the ’ember’ months.
The ‘Ember’ period refers to the last four months of the year – September to December.
The Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi issued thks statement during the workshop organised for sector heads of drivers license on Friday in Abuja.
Oyeyemi said that there was a need to avoid unnecessary travelling to stay alive by embracing good safety culture during and after the ember months.
“Presently, we are having challenges on the highway now.”
“Ajaokuta-Ganaga road is flooded alongside River Niger as well. However, there has been a diversion for the Ajaokuta-Ganaga road.
NAN also reports that FRSC boss warned that the water level at River Niger is rising, this is the reason why we are advising people to avoid night trips because with the rain, the water level is increasing and this is very dangerous.
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“For over the last two weeks, we have been monitoring it and it has been increasing, “he added.
The FRSC boss also implored motorists to ensure that their vehicles were in proper condition before embarking on any journey especially during the last quarter of the year.
Oyeyemi further reiterated that all travelling protocols for COVID-19 must be strictly adhered to and advised the public to call the toll free number when necessary.