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We will enforce Covid-19 safety protocols to the letter – FRSC Boss

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC says it will enforce to the letter the Federal Government’s Regulations on COVID-19 Safety Protocols in connection with the Nation’s Transportation sector.

FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi stated this while addressing men and officers of the Corps at the Headquarters of the Osun Sector, Osogbo, Osun State Capital.

Dr Oyeyemi, who reminded his men that flouting of the regulations attracted 6 months jail term, insisted that non use of face mask, sanitizers and carriage of more than the approved numbers of passengers would be prosecuted.

He said anyone caught, either driver or passengers would be dragged before mobile courts presided by magistrates for prosecution.

The Corps Marshall urged the Osun command to intensify its engagement with major stakeholders in the transport sector across the principal locations of the state, with a view to enlightening people as ignorance would not be taken as an excuse to evade prosecution.

Dr Oyeyemi also directed all Road Safety officials to undergo COVID-19 test, while he called on officers on patrol to always put on their face mask and hand gloves.

During a visit to the Osun State governor at the Government House in Osogbo, the FRSC boss lamented that a little above 13,000 drivers’ license were registered in Osun last year as a result of low numbers of work stations.

He told the governor of the need to have road signs across the state as well as ambulances on the major highways in the state.

Dr Oyeyemi, who was passionate about the need to generate more revenue for states from the transport sector, canvassed the establishment of driving schools that met global best practices.

Responding, his host, Governor Gboyega Oyetola commended the road safety corps for the considerable reduction in road accidents in the country.

Governor Oyetola expressed concern over the attitude of Nigerians to their safety while on roads.

He however said his administration would not establish driving schools, but would provide support for private sector participation in such.

The FRSC Corps Marshall, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi later opened for use, a work station and Drivers’ License hob at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, an initiative he described as the first of its kind in Nigeria.

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Adenitan Akinola

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