FRSC to begin road audit ahead 2nd Niger Bridge opening

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra State said yesterday that it would begin road audit ahead of the opening of the second Niger Bridge in Onitsha in October.

The Zonal Commanding Officer, Mr. Andrew Kumapayi, made this known in Awka during his first quarter monitoring and inspection visit to Anambra Sector Command, to assess its performance in 2021 and ways of improving on their operations in 2022.

The Federal Government had announced that the second Niger Bridge would be completed and opened in October.

He said the road audit is part of strategies to cope with expected increase in traffic when the second Niger Bridge and International Passenger and Cargo Airport begin full operation.

“We are discussing with the sector commanders in the zone on plans to commence road audit to ascertain how to deploy personnel, patrol vehicles and work out partnership with other security agencies on the bridges.

“This time, we are not going to allow breakdown of vehicles on the new bridge, to ensure free flow of traffic. Same applies to the old bridge,” Kumapayi said.

He condemned increasing cases of extortion among certain officers on highways in the zone, saying such act would not be condoned.

He said such act was tarnishing the image of the corps, urging the media and the public to report such officers to the command so they could be punished.

The state Sector Commander, Adeoye Irelewuyi, said the command stepped up enforcement by starting ‘Operation Jiliya Nwayoo’, with focus on speed limit device.

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