The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Anambra State Command, and the Federal Road Safety Corps in the state, Thursday, agreed to close ranks to ensure safety on road usage in the state.
Mr Isidore Chukwudi Chikere, Anambra State commandant of the corps, stated this when he visited Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, the state sector commander, FRSC, in Awka in continuation of his familiarizing visit to sister agencies.
The visit was targeted at broadening the existing collaboration with the FRSC, Edwin Okadigbo, NSCDC PRO in the state, said, adding that ‘the visit afforded the state commandant an opportunity to appreciate the agency for doing their best towards minimizing road crashes on highways’.
Mr Chikere said, “As a newly deployed state commandant, it is necessary I move around to see and fraternize myself with service commanders on ground to cement the existing relationship between us.
“I am aware NSCDC and FRSC have been collaborating before now, but my coming is to reassure you that the long standing synergy between us will continue to be safeguarded. It is our collective responsibility to make our roads better and safer.
“You can always count on me whenever you need our services in achieving your desired goals.”
The NSCDC advocated for improved intelligence sharing among sister agencies, and appealed to road users to develop and maintain good road culture.
He said, “FRSC and NSCDC have come a long way in collaboration, especially in Anambra State, so we are ever ready to give all necessary support to make the relationship stronger.”
Responding, Mr Irelewuyi appealed to the state commandant to assist the agency in effective enforcement of clampdown on all unregistered motorbikes and Keke in the National Vehicle Identification Scheme database.
He said the move would help to curb insecurity in the country.
He enumerated some of the ongoing activities of the command such like public enlightenment, advocacy visits and engagement of communities on the need to keep the roads safe.