The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 5, Benin City, Edo State, Mr. Aashinue Salihu Argungu, and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Zonal Commanding Officer RS5, Mr. Wole George Olaniran, have promised to collaborate in tackling gridlocks in crash prone routes in the state during the Christmas period.
The agreement was reached yesterday in Benin City, when Olaniran paid Argungu a courtesy visit to seek his assistance during the end of the year patrol activities for 2012
The FRSC zone comprises Edo, Delta and Anambra, while that of the police zone five include Edo, Delta and Delta States respectively.
In his remarks, Olaniran commended the effort of the Police in checking the incidence of crime and therefore, sued for further collaboration with a view to making the roads free during the yuletide.
The FRSC commander, who solicited the support of the Police in the area of free-flow of traffic during the yuletide period, also sought for the release of the Police Heavy Duty Tow Truck for the removal of broken down heavy duty vehicles, especially tankers and trailers that cause heavy traffic on some major highways.
Olaniran requested for Police back-up for easy rescue operations within the crash prone routes in the Zone.
The FRSC commander used the seized the opportunity to enlighten the AIG about the FRSC Toll-Free -Emergency No coded “122” which enabled the FRSC to respond to distress calls when dialled on the major GSM networks.
In his response, Argungu expressed gratitude to the FRSC Commander, assuring that both the police and the FRSC would collaborate as security agencies to address issue of traffic gridlocks in the state.