Mr Nseobong Akpabio, Zonal Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Zone 2, Lagos, has advised motorists in Ota and its environs not to patronise quacks when processing their drivers licence.
Akpabio, who gave the advice on Friday in Ota at a stakeholder’s forum organised by the commission, said that the FRSC has nine centres in Sango-Ota where original drivers licence could be obtained.
He urged the people to report cases of loss of drivers licence to the nearest police station to prevent criminals from using them for nefarious activities.
He said that the forum was part of activities organised by the commission to sensitise the public on speed violation and other related traffic laws to ensure safety of lives and property on the highways.
“Safety on our roads is a collective responsibility of everyone; informing people to do the right thing is to reduce road crashes,’’ he said.
Akpabio stressed the need for joint efforts between the FRSC and other stakeholders to reduce accident and death on the highways.
He appealed to passengers to be active rather than being passive, by asking questions and cautioning drivers when the need arose.
Earlier, Mr Leye Adegboyega, the Unit Commander, FRSC, Ota, said that safety on the highways required the attention of everyone.
He expressed satisfaction that the forum was held at an auspicious time with the expected increase in human and vehicular movement across the country as the Christmas approaches.
In his remarks, Mr Fatayode Adegoke, the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sango-Ota, stressed the need to intensify enforcement strategies to ensure safety on the highways.