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Plateau premier decries dangerous driving habits

09 March 2015, 12:24Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang, has charged the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on the need to sustain aggressive enforcement of traffic rules and regulations in order to restore sanity on local roads.

The governor stated this when he received the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, at the new Government House in Jos.

He commended the Federal Government for establishing the Corps as the lead agency for road traffic management and administration in Nigeria.

Jang expressed worry at the level of impunity being exhibited by some drivers and warned that if urgently steps are not taken in enforcement and imposition of sanctions, they could continue to pose dangers to other road users.

“Let me commend the Federal Government for its vision in setting up the FRSC as a lead agency for road traffic management and administration in Nigeria. That decision was a novel one, and has been vindicated through the impacts that the FRSC has created on the nation's roads over the years.,” he said.

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“When I visited your Headquarters about three years ago, I was very impressed with your plans for traffic management in the country, and I believe that the plans are being sustained. But one area you must pay particular attention to, is aggressive enforcement of traffic rules and regulations to sanction those that drive recklessly and cause harm to other road users.”

"We see such dangerous drivers’ everyday here, even within the townships. We must come together to work to save innocent road users from the carelessness of such people, and that can only be achieved when the relevant traffic rules and regulations are strictly applied and the perpetrators are duly sanctioned to serve as deterrence to others,” he added.

He commended the FRSC for being steadfast in its statutory responsibility of making the road safer for all users and calls for more funding from the Federal Government

The Corps Marshal congratulated the Governor for successfully relocating the seat of government of the state to its permanent site.

He said the facilities would enhance business of governance in the state.

- CAJ News


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