Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has declared that nobody is above the law in the collective drive to ensure compliance with traffic rules and regulations in Nigeria.Speaking after processing his driver’s license at the Abuja national headquarters of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Obasanjo said, “If I have to drive, I must have a valid driver’s license like others. That informed my visit. We should note that the driver’s licence serves other purposes beyond driving of a vehicle and also useful outside the country such as certification of somebody’s identity.”
He added, “Anybody who wants to be law abiding must go through this process because you cannot be bigger than the law, no matter your political position or social status. You must pass through this process unless you are not ready to be law abiding”.
While commending the performance of the FRSC in the last 25 years especially for impacting positively on Nigerian road users, Obasanjo called for redoubled efforts on road safety management. He further advised drivers to pass through the necessary certification process for acquiring the driver’s licence in order to reduce the spate of road crashes in the country.
In his reaction, Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the FRSC, Osita Chidoka, described the visit of Obasanjo to process his driver’s license as a strong signal that Nigeria has what it takes to be a country governed by law.