Osogbo – The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Osun, Mr Muhmmad Husaini, says the commission will deploy 1,550 officers during the Aug. 9 governorship election in the state.
Husaini made the disclosure in an interview in Osogbo on Monday.
According to him, FRSC Headquarters will send in 1,000 officers to add up to 550 officers already in the state to provide security during the state election on Aug 9.
He said the commission’s Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, had approved 60 patrol cars, five ambulances and 20 power bikes for easy movement during and after the election.
The sector commander said the commission had released six out of these patrol cars to INEC ahead of the election to assist them in the movement of election materials.
“The commission believe in free, fair, transparent and credible election and we have been re-energised to help INEC achieve a credible election,” he said.
Husaini said the patrol vehicles would be used on the eight entry points into the state.
He pointed out that marshals would be on the road as early as six o clock to restriction vehicular movement into the state.
“In addition, the patrol vehicles will also be use to enforce the restriction of both movement of vehicles and people and control traffic on the day of the election,” he said.
He said officers would also be deployed to sensitive areas in the state where heavy traffic flows were recorded to enforce the no movement order and law.
He, therefore, called on the people of Osun to continue to uphold the culture of good motoring and obey other rules and regulations.
Husaini said the FRSC was collaborating with other security agencies and would report any breach of law to the appropriate security operatives. (NAN)