The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) in Ogun has inaugurated new administrative building at the Ogunmakin unit command of the FRSC located at Alapo -Aro village, Obafemi Owode local government area of the state.
The building was named after the FRSC Corp Marshall, Dauda Biu.
Speaking during the inauguration, the State FRSC Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar, commended the staff of the unit for their achievement, stressing that the achievement would go a long way in the history of FRSC in the state.
” Within just a space of Five Months, this building has come to be from designing to the commissioning. Indeed, this is a morale booster not just the management of this unit command but entire staff, this has really boosted their morale.
” It will go a long way in enhancing them to discharge their duties,” he said.
On efforts made by FRSC to reduce accidents on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Umar said the corps provided road-side clinic in Sagamu and partner with some private clinics along the expressway to take care of road accident victims.
“We have road-side clinic in Sagamu and I believe mobility from here to Sagamu is not less than 15 minutes if there is no obstruction on the road. We have another private clinic in Ogere that take care of road accident victims. We are making effort to have another road-side clinic here in Ogunmakin.
“The major cause of road crash on this expressway is overspeeding which we can attributed to nature of this road. Because of the expansion and smoothness of the road, people speed unnecessarily.
“What FRSC do is that, we are giving more enhanced logistics of new patrol Vehicles. In less than 7km, you will see our patrol vehicle, and that is how you will be seeing different patrol vehicles throughout the stretch of the expressway. This is a way to ensure there is prompt response to accident victims.”
The unit commander of Ogunmakin Unit, Phillip Gogomi appreciated the staff of the command for their support and the people of Alapako-Aro for the opportunity given to the command to operate.
The Elder Regent Council of Ijana Alapako-Aro, Chief Gideon Shobande said he had not for once blamed himself for giving out the land for the establishment of the command because the community had been wonderfully blessed by it presence.
He stated that apart from the objectives of the community of saving lives and ensuring smooth traffic on the highway, the population of the community had increased.
The Vice-chancellor of McPherson University, Prof. Adegbaye Igbasan commended the Ogun FRSC for their support on the members of staff of the University and its visitors, adding that they were working professionally to ensure safety for all road users.
Also present at the event are Corridor commander 1 of the Corp, Hamzat Oseni and some corridor commanders in the state; Olu of Ajebo, Obama Reuben Oluwole; Olu of Ogunmakin, Oba Olugbenga Sodiya and other staff of the Corp in the state.