Special Marshals of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, have been charged to brace up for the growing demands of reducing road fatalities in the country.
Speakers at the 2022 Zonal Conference of the Special Marshals gave the charge in Abeokuta while addressing the participants drawn from different parts of the country.
The Assistant Corps Marshal, FRSC, Academy Udi, Enugu State, Dr Kayode Olagunju who spoke on “The Responsibility of Special Marshals in the Face of New Administration in the Corps” urged them to be proactive in ensuring safety on the nation’s roads.
In a message to the conference, the Acting Corps Marshal, Mr Dauda Ali-Biu expressed optimism that the event would help to ensure that both the regular and special Marshals were adequately prepared for the task of working with other stakeholders to promote the safety of road users ahead of the festivities.
Mr Ali-Biu, who was represented by the Deputy Corps Marshal, Special Duties and External Relations, Mrs Susan Ajenge implored the Special Marshals to sustain public enlightenment on the need for all road users to obey traffic rules and regulations.
Declaring the Conference opened, Governor Dapo Abiodun who was represented by the Executive Secretary, Ogun State Security Trust Fund, Mr Adeola Sosanwo described the task of ensuring safety on the roads as the collective responsibility of all citizens.
Governor Abiodun promised to continue to support the FRSC, especially the Special Marshals in the efforts to achieve the set objectives.
Earlier, the National Special Marshal, Dr John Ugbebor had explained that the conference became necessary to widen the Marshals knowledge and further prepare them to effectively discharge the expected roles and responsibilities of promoting safety on the roads.