House of Representatives yesterday resolved to suspend the enforcement and installation of speed limit device introduced by the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC.
The speed limit device is targeted at motorists nationwide.
The lawmakers also summoned the Corps Marshal of FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi to explain why enforcement of the speed limit device should not be discontinued.
The resolution followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Hon. Phillip Shaibu (APC-Edo) on the floor of the House.
In his lead debate, Shaibu expressed concern that the introduction of the speed limit device would expose motorists to hazards of armed robbery, car snatching and assassination.
The lawmaker explained that the device had been experimented and abandoned in other African countries due to innate disadvantages, insisting that it was an outdated technology.
“Indeed, it is an outdated technology.
Its introduction will expose motorists to hazards of criminally minded persons such as armed robbers, car snatchers and assassins who ply the roads.
“This is more apt given the security challenges Nigeria is presently grappling with”.
In his contribution, Hon. Johnson Agbonayinman (PDP-Edo) said it was unfortunate that Nigeria was becoming a dumping ground for all sorts of devices.
Agbonayinman pointed out that it would not be fair to introduce the device to Nigerians at the cost of N36, 000 considering that people were trying to make ends meet.
On his part, Speaker of the House, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, said that many families in the country were currently faced with financial challenges which might hamper them from getting the device.
The motion was subsequently referred to the House Committee on Federal Road Safety to investigate the matter and report back to the House within four weeks.

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