The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned Nigerians to avoid night travels so as to minimise road mishaps during the ’ember’ months.
‘Ember’ is that last four months of the year – September to December.
The Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi issued the warning during the workshop organised for sector heads of drivers license on Friday in Abuja.
Oyeyemi said that there was a need to avoid unnecessary travelling to stay alive by embracing good safety culture during and after the ember months.
“Presently, we are having challenges on the highway now.
“Ajaokuta-Ganaga road is flooded alongside River Niger as well. However, there has been a diversion for the Ajaokuta-Ganaga road.
The FRSC boss warned that the water level at River Niger is rising, this is the reason why we are advising people to avoid night trips because with the rain, the water level is increasing and this is very dangerous, NAN reports.
“For over the last two weeks, we have been monitoring it and it has been increasing, “he added.
The FRSC boss, however, implored motorists to ensure that their vehicles were in proper condition before embarking on any journey especially during the last quarter of the year.
Oyeyemi reiterated that all travelling protocols for COVID-19 must be strictly adhered to and advised the public to call the toll free number when necessary.