FRSC, FCTA to deploy 1,900 personnel for APC convention

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THE Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it will deploy over 1,000 personnel for effective traffic management during Saturday’s national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja. The Corps’ Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, on Friday, said that 30 patrol vehicles, five ambulances, 10 motorcycles and three tow trucks will also be rolled out for the exercise. Similarly, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it will deploy 900 traffic management personnel, 100 patrol vehicles, 17 motorcycles and 15 tow trucks for the convention. The FCTA Transport Secretary, Mr Kayode Opeifa, announced this in a statement signed by Mr Ifeanyi Ughamadu, an Assistant Director in the secretariat on Friday. No fewer than 6,800 APC delegates are expected to be in Abuja for the convention billed to hold at the Eagle Square on Saturday, according to the event’s planning committee. Opeifa said in view of the expected influx of vehicular and human traffic into the city, traffic would be diverted from the Shehu Shagari Way where the Eagle Square is located. According to him, vehicular movement will be diverted at Ralph Sodeinde Street by `Bullet Building’ to link the Central Business District. “Motorists will also be diverted at Kur Mohammed Street and Constitution Avenue at Bayelsa House to Central Business District. “Traffic on Ahmadu Bello Way will equally be diverted at Ralph Sodeinde Street by Finance Junction to Central Business District. “ Motorists will also be diverted at Kur Mohammed Street or Constitution Avenue by Benue Building to link Central Business District,’’ he said. Opeife said men of the FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Services and other relevant traffic management agencies would be deployed to the convention venue and adjoining routes for seamless traffic flow. He solicited the understanding and cooperation of motorists and other road users with the authorities over the temporary route reordering during the convention period. (NAN) – Jun. 22, 2018 @ 19:36 GMT |

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