The Anambra State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps Mr Ayobami Omiyale has given the job of the Commission an added human face, with the payment of the hospital bills of an indigent accident victim in Awka, William Obinna.
The young man in his mid twenties had been discharged from the Regina Caeli Hospital , Awka but could not settle his bills, had come back for a follow-up treatment when he met the FRSC officers who were just at the hospital on humanitarian mission that moment.
Omiyale told journalists that humanitarian mission was part of activities lined up by the command to mark the commencement of this year’s ‘Ember Months’ road safety campaign. It was also combined with the second anniversary of the establishment of the FRSC RS5.3 Awka Fellowship Centre.
They also visited commercial motorcycles’ (Okada)parks in Awka and hospitals where accident victims were on admission where they sympathized, consoled the victims and donated some cash to most of them .
Omiyale noted with joy and satisfaction that their intervention in Obinna’s case and their clearance of his outstanding medical bills evidently restored his freedom, liberty and happiness once more.
The FRSC commander also made donations to two commercial motorcyclists of accident in the hospital, one of whom said he did not have a crash helmet because fine he needed to pay for not wearing his helmet was not much different from the N1,500 cost of acquiring a helmet.
The FRSC staff donations to the accident victims ranged between N5,000 and N10,000.
“For us it was fulfilling and inspiring; an eye-opener for us to see how people can react when you give them something that if they don’t have can lead to death or punishment. It was so touching to see the love when they responded,” Omiyale said.
At a special service to mark the second anniversary of the FRSC RS5.3 Awka Fellowship Centre, Apostle Chukwuemeka Chukwujekwu, FRSC staff would make a lot of difference if they carried God along in their duties.
The Chairman of the Anniversary Committee, Mr. J.M. Garba, said the fellowship was not just about praise and worship, “it has rendered both moral and financial assistance to several individuals in need, distributed safety helmets to Okada riders and visited accident victims in hospitals.”