Lagos - The management of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Saturday said the organisation would soon attain a world standard in ensuring safety of lives on highways in the country.
Mr Osita Chidoka, the FRSC’s Corp Marshal, made the remark at the commission’s Lagos Sector Command First Bi-annual Retreat 2013 on Saturday.
Chidoka was represented on the occasion by Mr Chidiebere Nkwonta, the Head Project Implementation, FRSC, Abuja.
"FRSC is working on the aspiration of becoming a world class organisation, we say something and do it.
"We promised Nigerians that at our 25th anniversary, we are going to reduce crashes on the roads.
"We want the public to appreciate that we are actually reducing crashes, so this is urging the FRSC officials to double their efforts for 2015 to achieve our corporate objectives,’’ Chidoka said.
He appreciated the efforts of the Lagos Sector Command for meeting and exceeding the target set for them by the headquarters in 2012 aimed at reducing road accidents.
Chidoka urged the command to double its effort in 2013 to achieve the corporate objective of the organisation.
He said that Lagos residents should expect a repackaged, motivated workforce and staff of the FRSC that would double their efforts, friendly and more committed in 2013.
The Corp Marshall assured Lagos residents of reduction in road crashes in the year.
Mr Kabiru Lawal, the FRSC Zonal
Commander, urged the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to have clinics in their parks to check health hazards associated with road crashes.
Lawal said that the FRSC passengers’ watch would check and correct interstate drivers’ attitude at the motor parks.
He said that stubborn the drivers would be arrested at the next command on receiving a signal from where he embarked on the journey.
Lawal also advised the passengers to keep a close watch on the drivers for their safety as FRSC official could not be everywhere.
He said that the passengers should report reckless drivers at any FRSC checkpoint nearest to them.
The Chairman of the retreat, Mr Dele Agekameh, commended the FRSC officials for their unrelented efforts in reducing road accidents in the country.
Ajekamah called on FRSC to improve on its public enlightenment with a view to minimising carnages on the highways.
He urged the organisation to intensify researches on drivers’ attitude on the road and to clear obstructions on time to avoid accidents or delays.
The Lagos Sector Commander, Mr Nseobong Akpabio, said the retreat was a road map on the activities of the Sector in 2013.
"When we look at what we did in 2012 in the reduction of Road Traffic Crashes (RTC), and being in the second month of 2013, we cannot wait till the end of the year before organising the retreat.
"The retreat will prepare us for the delivery of our services accordingly,” Akpabio said.
He said that the command would work toward realising the target of reduction of road traffic crashes by 20 per cent and fatalities by 30 per cent this year.