The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Owerri Operations Office, on Friday, launched a programme tagged ‘Operation Eagle Eye’ in Abia.
The exercise which was launched in collaboration with Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), was aimed at reducing accidents during the yuletide.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the officials of NEMA, FRSC, and other critical stakeholders visited some parks in Umuahia to enlighten the drivers on how to curb road accidents.
Director-General, NEMA, Dr Mustapha Ahmed, said that it was an annual exercise to enlighten the public against traffic crashes, especially during this festive period.
Ahmed, who was represented by Mr Ifeanyi Nnaji, Head of NEMA Owerri Operations Office, said that the agency decided to embark on the programme to sensitise the public against the dangers of road accidents.
“This year’s own we have come to talk the drivers and the park managers to be conscious of their actions on the road, in order to forestall accident,” he said.
The road users were sensitised on safe driving as well as given FRSC booklets on safety tips and other traffic regulations.
Dr Sunday Jackson, the Executive Secretary Abia State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said that the programme would curb the menace of road safety challenges and save lives.
Other key stakeholders who participated in the exercise were SEMA, NSCDC, State Fire Service and the Red Cross.(NAN)