Exercise Caution On Sagamu-Ore Expressway, FRSC Advises

As many Nigerians will be planning to travel to different destination this yuletide season, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has advised motorists to apply great caution when plying on Sagamu-Ore expressway this season.

The FRSC particularly warned motorists to beware of theses spots: Ososa River bridges l, ll and lll in Odogbolu local government area; Arun and Omo Rivers bridges l and ll at J4 arae, Ogbere in Ijebu-East local government of Ogun state.

This counsel was given by Isah Seidu, the FRSC Unit Commander in charge of Ijebu-Ode, in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday, December 13.

He said: “These bridges have become notoriously dangerous for the past three years due to their weakened guard railings which are no longer efficient in preventing vehicles from plunging into the rivers below.

“On Oct. 15, we lost five passengers on board an 18-seater commercial bus heading to Ondo State when their vehicle crashed into Omo river, taking the command four days to recover the corpses.

“Our drivers must curtail their speed when they get to these spots to minimise the risk of crashes and we will also have our men available to signal motorists to slow down before passing.”
Seidu called on the federal government to as matter of urgency repair the Sagamu-Ore expressway and reinforce the bridges with concrete barriers to stop frequent accidents on the road.

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