The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Tuesday said it would deploy over 100 officers and 15 patrol vehicles for APC National Convention in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the convention, slated for Wednesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, will produce the party’s presidential candidate for 2015 election.
Hyginus Omeje, the Lagos Sector Commander of the corps, told NAN that arrangement had been put in place to ensure free-flow of vehicular movement in the state.
“Regarding the convention that is coming tomorrow, we have noted the venue where the convention is going to take place.
“We have identified the critical traffic bottleneck, especially the junctions that link those areas. Ours is to ensure free-flow of traffic within those axes.
“But we will not allow Lagosians to be trapped in traffic because of any convention.
“For the locations we have mapped out, we will deploy more than 100 officers to them.
“And we are going to deploy nothing less than 15 vehicles, including our tow trucks,’’ he said.
The FRSC boss said that the command would, however, not move close to the venue for fear of being labelled partisan.
“We are going to restrict ourselves to our core mandate of ensuring free-flow of traffic these areas,’’ he added.
According to him, the Lagos command of the corps can handle traffic that may be occasioned by the convention.
On the week-long Redeemed Christian Church of God’s (RCCG) convention that started on Dec. 8, Omeje said the corps had planned for two weeks to ensure free-flow of traffic.
He said the zone had come up with operational strategies involving a combined team of personnel from Lagos, Mowe, Sagamu and Ogere commands to man all routes.
The commander said that senior officers were going to be involved because of the crucial nature of the event too.
He added that the command had been test-running its machinery in preparation for the forthcoming Christmas and New Year seasons.