Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has updated its 2015 special ember months patrol and unveiled the corps 2016 strategic goals in response to the challenges which the yuletide season pose to road travellers as a result of increased vehicular and human traffic, perennial road obstruction as well as crashes and deaths that characterise the season.
The Corps Marshal of the commission, Boboye Oyeyemi disclosed this while addressing pressmen at the headquarters of the FRSC on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said, “As we commence this year’s operations with renewed optimism, let me assure all Nigerians that FRSC remains committed to creating safer road environment and ensuring welfare of road users through improved service delivery.
“The corps worked assiduously in 2015 to bring down the rate of road traffic crashes nationwide by 13 percent, as road crashes reduced from 10,380 in 2014 to 9,031 in 2015. In similar vein, deaths from road crashes reduced nationwide by 16 percent from 5,991 in 2014 to 5,044 deaths in 2015.”
He added that by recognising the need to leverage on this achievement in 2016 and further make roads safer for all categories of road users, the FRSC management had after critical evaluation, come up with three main goals to be pursued in the year 2016 which includes improved fleet operations and sustainable stakeholders’ consultation; collaboration with states on improved road safety administration, and improved enforcement and public education.
Finally, Oyeyemi stated that the corps had carefully considered all these several strategic operational options to deploy and to tackle the end of year traffic challenges.
“The final strategic option was pre-tested and certified as worthy before its deployment. This was further buoyed by increased personnel and logistics as well as all round supports. However, he warned the masses not to listen to anyone using his face or name on Facebook, adding that he had never subscribed to Facebook.

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