The FRSC command in Adamawa has suspended annual leave for its staff during the “ember months” to ensure adequate patrol throughout the period.
The state Sector Commander, Mr Luka Kinya, who spoke in Yola, said no employee would be allowed to go for annual leave from now until to January.
Kinya said all staff had been mobilised across the state and the commission had been talking to all stakeholders, particularly members of the NURTW
on the need to strictly observed traffic rules and regulations. He listed over loading, over speeding, under age driving and the use of cell phone while driving as some of the major causes of road accidents.
In another development, the state NURTW said it had concluded arrangements to pay victims of road accidents in the state who registered with the RoadAccident Health Insurance Scheme (RAHIS) of the union.
The Adamawa NURTW chairman, Alhaji Bello Adamu, who did not give the amount involved and number of those to benefit from the insurance, said the measure would encourage passengers to patronise recognised motor parks for their journeys.
Bello commended Adamawa government for constructing a modern motorpark in the state capital and gave an assurance that the union would ensure judicious use of facilities provided in the park.