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Use Ramadan to reflect on road safety, FRSC enjoins Muslims

Oyeyemi made the call in a special Ramadan message to Muslims, the Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, said in a statement on Thursday.

The FRSC boss congratulated Muslims on the commencement of the spiritual exercise, saying it called for sober reflection and the need for observing safety during the period.

Noting that road safety is a collective responsibility, Oyeyemi particularly appealed to Imams across the country to make it part of their regular sermons during the period of the fast.

“As Muslims across the country commence the fast today, I enjoin all road users to rededicate themselves to issues of road safety.

“They should avoid any action that could undermine their lives while using the road,’’ Kazeem quoted him as saying.

The corps marshal advised motorists and other road users to avoid acts capable of exposing their lives to danger, saying such acts run contrary to Islamic injunctions.

He restated the commitment of the Corps to promoting safer road environment during the period through intensified enforcement and public enlightenment programmes.

According to the spokesman, Oyeyemi assured road users that members of the Corps would be available at all strategic points to effectively manage traffic, especially during evening rush hours.

He, therefore, solicited the cooperation of members of the public to ensure that the roads remain free and safe for all.

“As usual, our call centre would remain open 24 hours every day, while the rescue teams are at alert to receive distress calls in cases of emergencies, road obstructions and traffic crashes that require immediate rescue and prompt attention through our emergency telephone number: 122,” he further stated.

The month long fast, which officially began on last Thursday, was announced by the Sultan of Sokoto and President, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Saad Abubakar, following the sighting of the new moon.

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