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  • Updated: September 30, 2020

Independence Day: FRSC Boss Sends Congratulatory Message

Ahead of the Nigeria Independence Day celebration, scheduled to hold October 1, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi has congratulated the country and all Nigerians.

The Corps Marshal, in his independence anniversary message, lauded the founding fathers of the nation for their vision, patriotism, and commitment to building a virile, peaceful and prosperous nation that could serve the socio-economic and security needs of all citizens.

Oyeyemi particularly congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, for successfully piloting the affairs of the nation to her 60th independence anniversary and assured all Nigerians that FRSC will remain committed to improved service delivery in matters of road safety management and traffic administration in the country.

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The Corps Marshal enjoined all Nigerians to always exhibit the spirit of patriotism and remain sensitive to the national demands for peace, security, and development as being put in place by the Federal Government to address the challenges of nation-building.

He reiterated the determination of the FRSC to supporting the Federal Government and all relevant stakeholders to achieve the much-desired success in nation-building especially in the areas of constructing more durable roads, railway lines, and other modes of transportation necessary for achieving the socio-economic targets of the administration.

The Corps Marshal further expressed concerns over the noticeable increases in certain traffic infractions committed by some drivers across the country.

These include speeding, route violation, overloading, and traffic light violation. Oyeyemi said that the identified offences constitute the major factors responsible for the fatal crashes that have been recorded in the country.

"Recently, we recorded increasing cases of fatal crashes involving tankers in parts of the country with enormous human and economic losses. And like every Nigerian, we in the FRSC are pained by the great loses from the infernos, and therefore, putting in place appropriate measures that could avert the menace in the future," the Oyeyemi stated. 

"Accordingly, we are stepping up our collaborations with relevant stakeholders in tanker and petroleum transportation sector across the country and creating more aggressive public awareness on issues of minimum safety standards among petroleum tank operators," he added.

As part of the proactive measures put in place by the FRSC towards ensuring a peaceful and safe independence celebration, adequate numbers of personnel and logistics have been mobilised for a special patrol aimed at effectively managing human and vehicular traffic during the period.

He, however, appealed to all Nigerians to support the campaign by promptly reporting cases of emergency either to the FRSC toll-free line: 122 or the studio of the National Traffic Radio through telephone lines: 08052998090 or 09067000015 respectively.

Oyeyemi wishes Nigeria greater prosperity and peaceful celebration for all Nigerians.

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