The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Tuesday said no fewer than 83 persons died in road accidents in Edo State between January and May, 2019.
The corps Commander in the state, Mr Anthony Oko, made this known in Benin, at the Second Quarter Retreat organised for personnel of the command. The theme was, “Corps Visibility, the Basis for Improved Command Performance.”
Oko said that the deaths occurred in various routes within the state, adding that 112 road crashes were reported across the state during the period.
The commander stated that the theme of the retreat was consistent with periodic review of activities “for positive growth of the institution.’’
He said that as part of efforts toward improving performance through visibility, the command has opened two new outposts at Agbede, Etsako West Local Government Area and Ohusu, a border community between Edo and Ondo states.
Oko said that the command intended to use the retreat to improve visibility in enforcement, rescue as well as clearance of obstruction on the roads.
Declaring the retreat open, Mr Kehinde Adeleye, the Zonal Commanding Officer (ZCO) for zone RS 5, comprising Edo, Delta and Anambra, said that Edo command is living up to its bidding.
He said that the retreat will enhance knowledge and deepen personnel activities in the command.