Ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations, the North East Zonal Office of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has flagged-off “Operation Eagle Eye” to ensure safety on the road during the festive period.
A statement on Tuesday from the NEMA Information Unit in Maiduguri said the exercise is In line with the Disaster Risk Reduction strategy of the agency.
The exercise flagged-off by Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Wagami Lydia Madu represented by the Assistant Zonal Coordinator, Mannir Gidado who said the annual event contain road crashes during the yelutide period is to be carried out in collaboration with officials of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
“Operation Eagle Eye exercise is an annual event organized by NEMA to sensitize motorists, drivers and other road users on the need for safe driving to avert road mishaps.
“The Zonal Coordinator NEMA North East Wagami Lydia Madu was represented at the flag off by the Assistant Zonal Coordinator, Mannir Gidado who led the NEMA team on courtesy Visit to the Borno State Command of FRSC as part of activities for the flag-off.
“The zonal coordinator spoke on the need for collaboration and synergy between stakeholders, especially during periods of festivities which results to high volume of traffic.
“While recieving the NEMA team, the Borno State Dector Corps Commander Sanusi K Ibrahim commended the Agency for it’s support and urged drivers to observe speed limits,avoid overloading and reckless driving on the roads.
“He indulged drivers to ensure the use of seat belts in other to promote safety. He also urged motorist to abide by all traffic rules.
“The commander added that his personnel have been deployed across major roads in the state in collaboration with NEMA Emergency Response Teams to respond to any possible incident,” the statement added.