By Stanley Nwanosike
Enugu, Feb. 20, 2019 The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has certified 1,038 vehicles for election duties in Enugu State.
The Sector Commander of FRSC Enugu State Command, Mr Kalu Ogbonnaya, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Enugu.-
He noted that FRSC received the vehicles to be certified came from INEC’s transport partners in the state – National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and National Association of Transport Owners (NATO).
“We have certified 1,038 vehicles sent to us through INEC from NURTW and NATO among a total of 1,640 vehicles.
“The remaining shortfall in the total number of vehicles will be certified before Thursday morning.
“For now, we are having only vehicles from Awgu council area and some parts of Udi council areas within the 9th Mile Corner area not certified.
“But they will be cleared latest Thursday morning,’’ he said.
According to him, the essence of certification of the vehicles is to ensure that they have the minimal requirement to ensure the safe movement of electoral materials as well as INEC staff on election days.
“For each vehicle certified, we placed a sticker on its wind screen and ensure serial numbering of the same vehicle for easy tracking,’’ he added.
The INEC had earlier said it would be hiring a total of 1,700 vehicles for election duty in Enugu State for the postponed Feb. 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections, which has been rescheduled for Feb. 23 nationwide.
The 1,700 vehicles would be complemented with internal vehicles of the commission in the state.
Edited by Edwin Nwachukwu/Felix Ajide