The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has urged Muslims to strictly adhere to the health and safety regulations as provided by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), ACM Bisi Kazeem, made this known in a statement made available to pressmen on Thursday in Abuja.
Oyeyemi said that Muslim faithful needed to follow health tips toward effective control of spread of Coronavirus in the country during the Sallah celebration.
He felicitated with the Muslims, stressing its spiritual importance and need for people to observe personal health and safety rules during the festivity.
He stressed the importance of the celebration which he said was centred on the need for obedience to God and for people to always show discipline even with the inconveniences involved.
He noted that the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son in fulfilment of his earlier promise to God was a lesson in sacrifice and discipline which human beings must imbibe.
He enjoined motorists to particularly imbibe the message by using the road with caution through obedience to all traffic rules and regulations.
Oyeyemi expressed concern with the rising cases of Coronavirus in the country which he said had led to initial total lockdown of the country by the federal government, but later reviewed with lifting of the ban on interstate travels.
He further observed that in spite of the partial commencement of socio-economic and religious activities in the country, every citizen must remain committed to observing preventive measures.
This he said, was in order to control spread of the disease, saying that the Sallah celebration must be observed under the strict health and safety protocols.