The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has deployed its personnel nationwide to ensure smooth flow of traffic and emergency response during the Eid-el Fitr.
The agency said this in a statement signed by Mr Manzo Ezekiel, Head, Press and Public Relations.
He said the exercise was part of a collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and other stakeholders.
“The deployment is a continuation of a similar exercise during the recent Easter celebrations and would last for a period of one week.
“NEMA offices nationwide have been activated to deploy personnel and equipment this weekend to strategic road corridors that usually experience a high volume of vehicular movements during festivities.
“The deployment is also aimed at rallying support of relevant stakeholders towards assisting the FRSC, which is the lead agency to minimise road crashes and prompt response to emergencies.
“The critical stakeholders under the joint exercise with NEMA and the FRSC include Nigeria Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
“Others are Directorates of Road Transport Services (otherwise known as VIO) and National Union of Road Transport Workers and others in the various states and FCT Abuja,” the statement read.