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Lawyers welcome partnerships with roads safety agency

05 March 2015, 09:00Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has assured the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) of its willingness to partner with the agency to ensure quick dispensation of justice.

NBA President, Augustine Oyarekhua Alegeh, gave the assurance to the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, and members of his management during his courtesy visit on the Corps Marshal.

He commended members of the Corps for their commitment to road safety campaigns and contributions to the delivery of justice.

Alegeh pledged the support of the association to the Corps in its determination to create safer road environment for all road travelers.

“FRSC has been exemplary in its operational activities, and has performed well in the area of dispensation of justice," Alegeh said.

"As a stakeholder in justice sector delivery, the Nigerian Bar Association will continue to render the necessary support to the Corps, especially in the area of advocacy to make the Corps's campaigns more successful.”  

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Alegeh restated the commitment of the association to the issues of road safety.

“As a stakeholder in justice sector delivery, the Nigerian Bar Association is committed to efficient and quick dispensation of justice to all Nigerians, particularly, those that are victims of road traffic crashes," he said.

Alegeh noted there was need for more funding for the Corps in its determination to carry out its responsibilities to road users.

 Oyeyemi commended the NBA President and members of the association for the enormous contributions they have made to the success of the FRSC's operations over the years.

He said the FRSC remained sensitive to the rights of all road users.

“It is the policy of the FRSC to always render prompt attention to victims of road traffic crashes, give options of judicial protection to road traffic violators by allowing them to go to court when the notice of offence is issued to them, or for them to make payment of the fines in the banks, whenever apprehended for traffic violations if they wish to waive their rights to court trials,” Oyeyemi said.

- CAJ News


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