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Corps get union support on road safety

22 August 2014, 08:07Augustine Osayande

Abuja -  The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has pledged continuous partnerships with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in tackling the challenges of road traffic crashes in the country.


Union made the pledge during a solidarity visit to the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi.

Speaking during the visit, NURTW National President, Nazeem Usman Yasin, expressed gratitude to the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria,  Goodluck Jonathan, for appointing a serving officer as the Corps Marshal.

He said the development enjoyed the support of the entire members of the Union and it will create stability in the running of the affairs of the FRSC and sustaining the achievements made by the former leadership.

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“We are of the firm belief that your tenure in the FRSC will go a long way in reversing the recurring auto crash trends in the country, which though have recorded some remarkable reductions but appeared to have defied the solution,” Yasin said.
Yasin expressed the union’s confidence in the ability of the Corps Marshal to use his wealth of experience to effectively manage the affairs of the Corps and tackle the challenge of keeping the nation’s road safer.


He called on the Federal Government to provide adequate funds that could enable the Corps purchase the necessary logistics for more efficient performance.

“I wish to appeal to the Federal Government to continue to make resources available to the FRSC so as to further reduce future casualties in the areas of road related crashes. Awareness creation programmes designed to provide information that will enable road users to act responsibly and make sensible and safe decisions when out on the road must be encouraged,” Yasin added.

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He expressed the union’s appreciation for the roles that members of the FRSC have been playing over the years in making the road safe, and appealed to the Corps Marshal to sustain the existing relationship.

“While assuring and emphasising our Union’s commitment and cooperation to the FRSC at all times, I wish to simultaneously appeal to the Corps Marshal to direct the various sector commands in the country to also extend their cooperation to our union’s leadership at the zonal and state levels to enable us jointly contribute our quota towards making Nigeria an accident-free nation.”
Oyeyemi described the visit as “a great honour" to the FRSC.

He assured the union that FRSC would continue to strengthen the existing relationship to ensure safety on the roads.

- CAJ News


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