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FRSC Set To Commission Operational Vehicles, Redeploys Officers To Increase Effectiveness

Posted: May 17, 2016 at 11:38 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Phillip Oladunjoye, Lagos The Federal Road Safety Corps said it has concluded plans to formally unveil vehicles comprising operational vehicles, ambulances and a heavy duty tow truck in its renewed determination towards creating safer motoring environment across the country.

According to the FRSC’S Head of Media Relations and Strategy, Bisi Kazeem, the formal commissioning, which will take place at the Peace Park by International Conference Centre in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, which will also have President Muhammadu Buhari as Special Guest of Honour, is designed in partial fulfillment of the Corps’ drive to achieve the 2016 corporate strategic goals which seeks to reduce road traffic crashes by 15% and fatalities by 25%.

Speaking on the proposed formal launch of the patrol vehicles, the FRSC Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi, stated that the occasion “will symbolise the sustained intent of the Federal Government to raise the bar on road safety management and collective dedication to the task of exploring innovative and resourceful ways of funding the road safety intervention in the road sector,” he said.

The Corps Marshal added that the patrol vehicles and ambulances will be distributed along major corridors as part of measures to enhance road safety management and increase safety enforcement strategies.

He also said that: “Our determination in this regard cannot and will not in the least be compromised because the lives of our citizens, using these roads is vital to our socio-economic renewal and indeed national transformation.”

Oyeyemi explained further that: “in its resolve to address the menace of road traffic crashes, the Corps applies series of integrated measures including crash prevention, enforcement, awareness raising and post crash medical care to create meaningful measurable improvement along major corridors of the nation’s highways.”

He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, the Federal Executive Council for remaining steadfast in its declaration to ensure safer road use in the country through improved funding of road safety-related matters.

In another development, Oyeyemi has approved the redeployment of some senior officers across board, as part of measures to step up effectiveness of the commission.
According to the Head of Media Relations and Strategy, FRSC, Bisi Kazeem, the posting affects principal officers at the commission’s headquarters and other commands as part of efforts to enhance robust implementation of policies.
Kazeem said: “Affected principal officers include: Mr. Austin Aipoh, Head, Command Administration and Strategy, at the headquarters to replace Mr. Stephen Maitizumahs, at Zone 11 Osogbo, who will now head Manpower Development (MPD), FRSC.

“Similarly, former head, Manpower Development, Kingsley Agomoh, now to command Zone 7, Gwagwalada, covering FCT and Niger State while Mr. Jonas Agwu, Zonal Commander, Zone 7, now to Command Zone 6, Port-Harcourt covering Bayelsa, Rivers, Cross River and Akwa Ibom States),” Kazeem said.

He added that Mr. Victor Nwokolo, Zonal Commander, Zone 1, Kaduna covering Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa and Katsina States, is now to head, Command Administration and Strategy, FRSC headquarters, while Mr. Bitrus Darwang of Zone 6 now to command Zone 1 consisting of Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa and Katsina sector commands.

Others affected are some Zonal Heads of Operations, Zonal Administration Officers, Unit Commanders among others.
The redeployment letter, which is signed by Corps Secretary, FRSC, states that affected officers are to report in their new commands on or before May 17, after proper handing and taking over.

It will be recalled that FRSC is currently sensitizing the public on the need to pay proper attention to tyres and fasten constant use of seat belts even by passengers at the rear seat of vehicles, saying, adherence would reduce losses of lives and property on roads.