The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it is determined to curb auto crashes to the barest minimum through its “2020 Campaign against Road Carnage“, aimed at enhancing safer motorable environment.
Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, made the assertion when he visited Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs in his Office on Thursday in Abuja.
Oyeyemi, who was represented by Mr Julius Asom, Deputy Corps Marshal, Special Duties and External Relations, said the aim of the visit was to induct Akume as honourabl member of the special marshal of the corps.
“It is the great honour for me to be here to perform this very important function of inducting the honourable Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Sen. George Akume, as honourable member of special marshal.
“In the service of the Federal Road Safety Corps, towards enhancing safer motorable environment in the country.
“This very important event today is in furtherance of our commitment to involve relevant stakeholders in the campaign against carnage, and pursuit of FRSC 2020 strategic roles of enhancing collaboration with various groups at the front burners of our operational strategy in the new year.
“It is therefore a great honour for me to formerly induct a very special personality who have served this nation in various capacities, and still serving as an honourable minister under the present administration as special marshal.“
In his response, Akume appreciated the corps marshal for the honour, and also charged them to maximize their efforts to reduce road traffic crashes.
The minister noted that some of the road traffic crashes were avoidable if proper and strategic plans were put in place and carried out.
Akume described the new year scheme by the FRSC as a scheme that was essential to reduce accident on Nigeria roads to barest minimum.