Following Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra State, the Federal Road Safety Corps has recommended alternative routes for road users as movement will be restricted on the election date.
In a statement issued by the Corps Public Education Officer of FRSC, Bisi Kazeem, he listed the alternative routes as: Abuja axis: Abuja-Lokoja-Otukpa-Obollo Afor-Nsukka-9th Mile-Enugu; Enugu-Four Corner-Udi-Okigwe-Owerri.
The Lagos axis has three routes which are as follows: Lagos-Ore-Benin-Warri-Patani-Port Harcourt; Port Harcourt-Aba-Ikot Ekpene; Port Harcourt-Elele-Owerri-Okigwe-Enugu.
He noted that the alternative routes became a necessity as the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, said it was better to ply alternative routes than being caught in any situation that could prolong motorists’ journey.
He said, “There will always be travellers on the road, and it is the responsibility of the Corps to ensure all motorists arrive their destination safely. This makes the need to publicise the alternative routes through all available media outlets imperative.”
Oyeyemi further noted that the Corps Marshal was assuring road users that operatives of the Corps will be out to guide commuters and other motorists along the designated routes.
The Corps Marshal advised that motorists should exercise caution and obey all traffic rules and regulations as they embark on the journey since those alternative routes may be unfamiliar.