The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has urged administrators of Local Governments in the country to relocate markets from the highways, Dr Oyeyemi noted that the development will help the existing operational efforts of the FRSC towards enhancing the safety of the entire motoring population.
He said the call became expedient to sustain effort towards making the highways safer and eradicate all incidences of road traffic crashes and its attendant fatalities.
Speaking through the Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Marshal lamented the huge loss of lives and damage to properties occasioned by these accidents that are unfortunate but avoidable.
The Corps Marshal who spoke extensively on the urgency of such relocation also revealed that the Corps is concerned with the rising statistics of innocent citizens who have lost their lives as a result of building markets close to the highways.
He, however, stressed that the strategies put in place by the FRSC no matter how good would not yield desired results if the government at the grassroots does not rise to the responsibility of relocating those markets.