Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, has urged staff of the Commission to be exemplary in their conduct and remain focused to the attainment of the ideals set by the founding fathers of the FRSC for safety on the nation’s highways.
Oyeyemi tasked staff on the discharge of their responsibilities faithfully to justify the confidence reposed in them, adding that FRSC’s attainment of the Quality Management System Certification was a clear evidence of what the Corps has become in quality service delivery to road users.
He said yesterday while declaring open a one day retreat, which coincided with one year anniversary of his appointment as a Corp Marshal of the FRSC.
While congratulating FRSC staff on the feat achieved by the Corps in its 27 years of existence and one year of his leadership, Oyeyemi, who expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for creating 27 years old commission, lauded the government for creating the enabling environment for the commission to implement policies and programmes that impact positively on human development, safety and security of the nation.
“The Corps has also attracted various local and international recognitions. The recent ECA rating, which adjudged Nigeria’s road safety as one of the top three in Africa is another testimonial” he stated.
Oyeyemi attributed the trending down of crash situations in the country to the committed efforts of members of the Corps as he also expressed concern at the recent spate of crashes involving tankers, which resulted in huge loss of lives and destruction of property.
He admonished staff not to allow the trend to continue as the nation looks up to them for solutions to the menace. “That was why we stepped up our consultations with various stakeholders on how to avert future occurrence, culminating in the National Summit on Haulage operations, where stakeholders drew up a plan of action that is being carefully implemented,” he said.
On the introduction of the speed limiters, the Corps Marshal stated that it was a fallout of the stakeholders’ resolution to find lasting solution to the menace of speed related crashes which account for about 50.8 percent of road carnage in the country, saying that September 1 this year has been chosen as the deadline for all commercial vehicles to have the gadget installed in their vehicles.
“Though our performance this half year over same period of 2014 has been impressive, we cannot rest on our oars as we promised Nigerians 20% reduction in Road Traffic Crashes, RTC and 30% reduction in fatality by this year” he stated.
“Specifically our records indicated that we have reduced RTC by 12.42% from 5,255 RTC in half year of 2014 to now 4,602 RTCs by half year of 2015. Also fatality has reduced by this half of the year by 15.11% from 2,972 at half year 2014 to now 2,523 persons killed from RTC by end of June 2015.
The Retreat, which had all the principal officers of the FRSC National Headquarters in attendance, also attracted the 12 Zonal Commanding Officers and the 36 Sector Commanders including that of the FCT.

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