The federal government of Nigeria is set to implement its commitment to safer motoring environment across the country.
The Federal Road Safety Corps has concluded plans to formally unveil vehicles comprising operational vehicles, ambulances and a heavy duty tow truck.
The plans will be unveiled next week Monday, 16th, May, 2016 at the Peace Park by International Conference Centre in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
According to the FRSC’s Head of Media Relations and Strategy, Bisi Kazeem, the formal commissioning which will have PresidentMuhammadu Buhari as Special Guest of Honor, is designed in partial fulfillment of the Corps’ drive to achieve the 2016 corporate strategic goals which seeks to reduce road traffic crashes by 15% and fatalities by 25%.
Speaking on the proposed formal launch of the patrol vehicles, the FRSC Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi stated that the occasion will symbolise the sustained intent of the Federal Government to raise the bar on road safety management and collective dedication to the task of exploring innovative and resourceful ways of funding the road safety intervention in the road sector.
The Corps Marshal added, “The patrol vehicles and ambulances will be distributed along major corridors as part of measures to enhance road safety management and increase safety enforcement strategies”.
Oyeyemi went on to explain, “Our determination in this regard cannot and will not in the least be compromised because the lives of our citizens, using these roads is vital to our socio-economic renewal and indeed national transformation.”
Furthermore, Oyeyemi said “ In its resolve to address the menace of road traffic crashes, the Corps applies series of integrated measures including crash prevention, enforcement, awareness raising and post crash medical care to create meaningful measurable improvement along major corridors of the nation’s highways.”
Oyeyemi thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, the Federal Executive Council for remaining steadfast in its declaration to ensure safer road use in the country through improved funding of road safety-related matters.