The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) will on Monday begin a six-day nationwide monitoring campaign and surveillance on vehicle tyres.
The exercise is to be led by nine of its top management staff and all zonal commanding officers.
The Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, who announced this yesterday in a statement from Bisi Kazeem, the Head, Media Relations and Strategy of the corps, said the exercise was meant to reduce road crashes caused by substandard and expired tyres.
Officers to lead the exercise include the Deputy Corps Marshal Adei Abu (Operations) to cover Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa and Katsina; Deputy Corps Marshal Chidi Nwanchukwu (Admin and Human Resource) to take charge of Edo, Delta, Anambra and Ondo;
Deputy Corps Marshal Ojeme Ewhrujakpor (Technical Service and Special Duties) to cover Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Abia and Cross River; Deputy Corps Marshal Theophillus Charles (Motor Vehicle Administration) to cover Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun and Kwara; Deputy Corps Marshal Ahmad Kogari Hassan (Special Marshal and Partnership) to cover Adamawa, Taraba, Gombe and Nasarawa; and Deputy Corps Marshal Demola Lawal (Training Standard and Certification) in charge of Plateau, Bauchi, Borno and Yobe.
Others are: Assistant Corps Marshal Dr. Kayode Olagunju (Policy Research and Statistics), to oversee FCT, Kogi, Niger and Ekiti; Assistant Corps Marshal Kayode Fanola (Corps Secretary) to cover Enugu, Imo, Ebonyi and Benue and Assistant Corps Marshal Godwin Ogagaogeneh (Personnel) to cover Sokoto, Kebbi, and Zamfara, the statement said.
They are expected to participate in supervision of the free safety checks, ensure interactive sessions with vulcanizers, address tyre dealers, teach other staff what to look out for in tyres and organize motor park rallies.