How Influential Nigerians Are Frustrating Our Operations – FRSC

CORPS MARSHAL, FRSC, MR OSITA CHIDOKA (R), OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE CORPS, DISTRIBUTING LEAFLETS WITH ROAD SAFETY MESSAGES TO MOTORISTS ON THE RIVER NIGER BIDGE IN ONITSHA, ANAMBRA ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
CORPS MARSHAL, FRSC, MR OSITA CHIDOKA (R), OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE CORPS, DISTRIBUTING LEAFLETS WITH ROAD SAFETY MESSAGES TO MOTORISTS ON THE RIVER NIGER BIDGE IN ONITSHA, ANAMBRA ON NEW YEAR’S DAY

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has disclosed that at least 50 percent of vehicles plying the nation’s roads are not road worthy.

The commission also alleged that its operations are being frustrated by what it termed ‘high-calibre’ individuals in society.

The Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of FRSC, Osita Chidoka, made these disclosures at the inauguration of the Lagos State House of Assembly Unit of Special Marshals at the weekend.

Represented by Assistant Corps Marshal, Victor Nwokolo, the FRSC boss noted that the induction of the Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, and all other members of the House as Special Marshals would assist in road safety campaign.

He said: “The Lagos State House of Assembly Unit among others is tasked to ensure cordial legislation on Road Safety Matters in the state to improve Regulatory and Enforcement capacity of FRSC.

“This will ensure adequate protection of all the cadres of Road users and instill discipline as road traffic violators are conmensurately punished”.

He explained that the non-uniformed arm of FRSC was created alongside the uniformed one on 18th February 1988, which was amended by decree 35 of 1992.

It was later re-enacted as FRSC (Establishment Act) 2007.

According to Chidoka, the Special Marshals are “volunteer men and women of proven integrity with legitimate sources of livelihood in the society and people who have the interest of serving their fatherland”.

The Lagos Sector Commander, Chidi Ebere in his own remarks, told the teeming audience that highly-placed Nigerians are frustrating efforts to make the roads safe.

He said: “Whenever any of our officers try to enforce regulation especially if it had to be “those high calibres, they just wind down the glasses and muttered ‘what is your problem”.

Ikuforiji promised that the Lagos Assembly Unit of Special Marshals will strive to be the best by embarking on training, workshops and enlightenment campaigns.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Keep talking when FRSC bent on collecting money from violators instead of prosecuting them,what do you expect?the height of bribery,corruption and undue exploitation of the road users in our Nation today is FRSC. Service with integrity should be the foundation not sermonizing the masses per time.one day we shall be free

  2. I beg to move the motion that the most sensible thing is to merge FRSC with the Traffic police . The power given to FRSC to be the to be the accuser ,prosecutor and the Judge is senseless . No other organ of government has that power . The police and the Nigerian Army do not have the powers given to this currupt body . Arrant nonsense .

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