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FRSC reiterates commitment to safety of lives, properties on roads

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By OLALEKAN AYENI --- The Mowe Unit Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Assistant Corps Commander Abdullahi Denja, has reiterated the Corps' committment to continue ensuring lives and property are protected on the roads.



He said the Command, in accordance with the directives of the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, would not compromise enforcement of safety rules and compliance with traffic regulations.

ACC Denja disclosed this while carrying out a special operations to clampdown on illegal use of police spy number, illegal use of siren and other plate number related offences.


The special operation was carried out in collaboration with Police personnel along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, according to ACC Denja, aimed at putting an end to illegal use of spy, fake and covering of number plates.

INFORMATION CARRIER recalled that the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu had early last year 2020, ordered the Commissioners of Police in the 36 states and FCT to impound all vehicles using illegal spy number plates, siren and revolving lights and ensure diligent prosecution of offenders.


The IG gave the order at a meeting with the Corps Marshal of FRSC, Oyeyemi, in Abuja, adding that the practice was illegal and poses monumental security risks to the nation and its people.

The IG stated that “all vehicles found to have spy number plates not duly issued, using sirens, or revolving lights without permit or having covered number plates will be promptly impounded”.



“These practices are illegal and pose monumental security risks to the country and its people," he said.

ACC Denja hinted that the operation would be a continuous exercise. He further explained that the Command would also focus more on enforcement against speed limit violation, failure to install speed limit device in vehicles, overloading and adherence to COVID 19 guidelines in accordance with FRSC 2021 strategies to reduce traffic crashes on the roads and to curtail the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.

He commended the cooperation of motoring public with FRSC that enable the Command recorded reduction of road traffic crashes during the last yuletide special operations. He attributed visibility, prompt response, rescue and aggressive enforcement as strategies that aggravated the reduction of RTC during the last 30 days operation zero tolerance and end of year special patrol. 

He noted that the command would continue to work towards reducing Road Traffic Crash (RTC) to the barest minimum and ensuring that traffic regulations such as overloading, over speeding and drunk driving, were curbed on Nigeria roads.

“We believe that this year, the rate of RTCs will be drastically reduced especially within this corridor, overloading will be a thing of the past and drivers will register their vehicles and obtain valid drivers’ licence.

“We hope that motorists will comply with standard traffic rules and regulations, we won't tolerate excessive speed, lane indiscipline, use of drugs while on the road to further reduce traffic crashes, these are some of our focus this year and we are committed to achieving them.

“All vehicle owners and drivers are expected to ensure their vehicles are in good condition before embarking on a journey, adhere strictly to traffic rules and COVID 19 protocols while behind the wheels," he added.

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