In Nigeria, ember months begin September to December every year. I do not know of other parts of the world.
But, with Christmas and New Year around the corner, these months are do-or-die for some people. It is well with Nigeria. It is well with our world.
May love, peace, unity, happiness, progress rule our world this festive period and always.
To some criminally minded persons, it is time to reap where they do not sow. Truth is that the police in our beloved country is fully aware of this.
Take it or leave it, the police in Nigeria cannot perform miracles. Police officers under command structures will sure their very best, under the prevailing circumstances.
To others, it is time for sober reflections, sharing love, gifts and prayers for the entire humanity. God bless those who think in this direction.
Criminality is always on the increase, traffics is always hectic, yet some Trunk A like the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, Lagos-Ibadan expressway and Lagos-Apapa expressway are in bad shapes.
This may have motivated The unit commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC), ACC Joshua Ibitomi, to drop top five dead traps motorists and commuters should avoid in order to stay alive during the forth-coming festive session.
Speaking on the theme: “Road Safety Is a State Of Mind, Road Traffic Crash Is An Absence of Mind, Stay Alive” during the flag-off of the 2019 Ember Month campaign by the corps, Ibitomi mentioned the traps as: dangerous driving, use of alcohol, over-loading, over-speeding, and the use of failed tyres.
ACC Ibitomi, who is the RS2.27 unit commander for Ifo unit command in Ogun state, said that since the last four months of every year is usually characterized with an upsurge in commercial activities, leading to general movement of goods and services, with high volume of traffics, motorists and commuters should be cautious while using the road.
His words: “Our market men and women should also stop displaying and spreading their wares across the road on market days, as it could result in traders being knocked down by reckless or motorists, whose break has fail”.
The flag-off campaign held at Ifo market along the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Ifo, Ogun State, was attended by the police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, students from St George Group of Schools, operatives of the State Security Service, DSS, members of the Red Cross Society, members of the National Youth Corp Service and members and officials of the various transport unions in the state.