Fayemi pledges support for FRSC
EKITI State governor and chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has commended the leading role of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on the management of Nigerian roads and pledged to support the agency.
He spoke during a courtesy visit to the FRSC national headquarters, Abuja.
Fayemi said FRSC has remained an exemplary public institution in Nigeria, saying it has impacted positively on the management of Nigerian highways.
The governor, who witnessed the decoration ceremony of Deputy Corps Marshal Kayode Fanola who was recently promoted commended the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, for bringing his wealth of experience in road safety management to bear in his management of the FRSC.
This, he said, had the successes recorded by the corps within the last few years of his.
Speaking on the challenges of road safety in Nigeria, the governor lauded the various innovations introduced by the Corps to ensure that Nigerian roads become safer and convenient for economic activities to thrive.
While assuring of sustained support of state governments to issues of road safety in the country, he stressed that all states in the federation share the same value for human safety and security and would work assiduously towards the success of road safety programmes in the country.
Dr Fayemi further noted that the inauguration of the National Road Safety Advisory Council following the approval of the Nigeria Road Safety Strategy document was novel in the campaign for safer road environment in the country.
He added that the initiative affords governors ample opportunity to participate actively in policy formulation and execution of road safety programmes, restating that the governors would remain committed to the campaign to ensure road safety in the country through collaboration with the FRSC.
He particularly commended the FRSC for its massive investments in information and communication technology, saying the advancement made by the Corps over the years was a fallout of its heavy reliance on technological tools.
On the establishment of the National Traffic Radio (NTR), the governor applauded the initiative, noting that with the growing need for prompt dissemination of information on road conditions across the country and calls for emergencies, the need for the radio platform could not be overemphasised.
He, therefore, promised to support the radio station to achieve its goals of publicising issues of road safety.
At the FRSC national headquarters, the governor was taken round the FRSC facilities, including the Information Technology Centre and the National Traffic Radio studio before he joined the chairman of the FRSC Board, Mallam Bukhari Bello and the Corps Marshal to decorate the newly appointed Deputy Corps Marshal, Kayode Fanola, who represents the South-West geopolitical zone in the FRSC management.