-by our correspondent.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has asked the personnel of the Corps to rededicate themselves for greater performance, noting that quite a number of the motoring public have been seen violating traffic rules.
He expressed satisfaction with the general conduct, commitment and professionalism of the personnel of the Corps as manifested during the ongoing yuletide special patrol while also commending the cooperation of the road users, saying that the excellent performances and positive impact recorded by the Corps is directly tied to the high rate of compliance by the motoring public.
A statement signed by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said Dr. Oyeyemi gave the commendation after receiving briefs from supervisory Officers from the National Headquarters to monitor the special operations nationwide.
Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi
According to the statement, the Corps Marshal used the opportunity to review the entire processes and activities of the Corps and urged the staff not to rest on their oars. He expressed satisfaction with the general conduct of the staff and output across the country despite conceding that there were some setbacks in the special patrol exercise.
Dr Oyeyem warned Road Users who violet traffic rules to desist from such unsafe behavior as the road does not forgive. He gave an overview of the global road safety campaign under the auspices of the UN Decade of Action For Road Safety: 2011-2020, stating that the campaign would expire at the end of this year and would transit to another decade of campaign from 2020-2030.
The Corps Marshal applauded President Muhammadu Buhari, and the National Executive Council for approving the reviewed Nigeria Road Safety Strategy NRSS for the Decade of Action road map. The document, he noted, will facilitate the entrenchment of safer roads, safer road users, safer vehicles, enhanced post-crash care among others. The NRSS according to him, is an important, noble and timely intervention which supports the process of entrenching the culture of safe use of Nigerian roads.