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Xmas: NEMA Rises Against Road Crashes, Flags Off Operation Eagle Eye In South East

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu – In line with United Nations (UN) Decade of Action against road crashes,, National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, Wednesday flagged- off the 2014, operation “Eagle eye” exercise in south east zone.

Speaking at the event held at 9th mile corner, in Udi council area of Enugu state, South east zonal coordinator of NEMA, Major James Eze, said the annual operation is aimed at reducing road crashes in major roads especially during the yuletide or peak periods.

He stated that the exercise is always carried out during festive periods such as Christmas, in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC.

Eze, further explained that the operation is line with the (UN) Decade of Action on road mishaps which commenced in 2010, to climaxed in 2020.

“We are strategizing to reduce road crashes”, adding that the ultimate aim is to ensure that our people enjoy free flow of traffic”.

Said Eze: “We have cutting edge instruments to help accident victims, when accident victims are trapped, we have the kits to help them out”

According to the zonal coordinator, the 10-day programme, expected to last between 24th December, 2014, through 2nd January, 2015, begins from 7am to 6pm daily.

He said: “we are highly committed in ensuring that there are free flow of traffics on our roads throughout the festive periods.”

He however, advised motorists to always obey traffic rules and regulations while plying the roads for their own interest, because life has no duplicate.

Other flash points the NEMA officials are manning in south east includes, Onitsha head bridge in Anambra state, Obollo- Afo, in Udenu council area of Enugu state, among others.


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