FRSC SEEKS COUNCIL’S COLLABORATION ON SAFER HIGHWAYS
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has sought collaboration with the Council on safer highways. This was contained in a message delivered by the Yangoji Unit Commander of FRSC, Assistant Corps Commandant (ACC) Anthony Egwu, when he led a delegation that visited the Council on Monday, 28th June, 2021.
According to the Unit Commander, they were at NERDC to seek collaboration with the Council on public enlightenment for safer highway for road users.
ACC Egwu, who was recently posted to the Unit, informed that they usually visit critical stakeholders for co-operation, of which NERDC is one of them. He reiterated that road safety is a shared responsibility for everyone irrespective of status, sex, religion and age.
The Yangoji Unit Commander, while stressing on Federal Road Safety Corps’ slogan: ‘Safer Roads, Fuller Lives’, lamented that road traffic crash does not respect status, age, sex etc., and therefore called for caution on road users in order to reduce road crashes to the barest minimum.
He requested the Management of NERDC to grant FRSC the opportunity to meet and enlighten the staff on proper usage and maintenance of roads for safer highways. He equally noted that there’s need for all the Council staff to ensure that they always obtain genuine driver’s license from their office whenever they want to acquire one and desist from patronizing touts.
Responding, the Executive Secretary, represented by the Director, Human Resource Management, Barr. Peter Anande informed the Unit Commander that Council has been partnering with FRSC at the national level in the area of public enlightenment. He disclosed that the collaboration led to the infusion of Road Safety Education into the curriculum for primary and secondary school children.
The Executive Secretary intimated the Unit Commander that Council will work out modalities for FRSC to meet and enlighten the staff on proper usage and maintenance of roads for safer highways.
Road Commandant (RC) Usman Kadiri, the Unit Rescue Commander and Head of Medicals, in his vote of thanks, expressed the team’s gratitude for the opportunity afforded them and prayed that future collaboration with NERDC would yield the desired results of ‘safer highways and fuller lives’.