The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has appealed to Nigerians to be more security conscious and cooperate with security officers in and around the parks and the high ways during the yuletide, to ensure proper management of traffic and reduction of crime.
Director General of NOA, Mike Omeri, who made the appeal on Thursday, also urged commuters to board vehicles at designated motor parks to avoid falling victims to robbers and kidnappers.
Speaking at a forum for Promoting Security, Vigilance and Road Use Ethics in Abuja, Omeri decried the high rate of accidents in the country, stressing that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has the highest accident rates in the country with most of such cases occurring in December.
He, therefore, stressed the need for caution by transporters and commuters alike. He also called for vigilance to help identify and apprehend miscreants who might want to take advantage of travelers for criminal purposes.
In his remarks, the FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello, represented by the Director, Security Services, Mohammed Mohammed, urged cooperation amongst security agencies in both intelligence sharing and operations for effective security of lives and property during the season.