At the time when we are imploring road users in Nigeria on the kind of documents they should always have on them when moving around, a report just reached just on Naijauto, that the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has just arrested 728 motorcyclists in Kaduna popularly known as achaba. This arrest was made by the Kaduna sector command of the FRSC last Tuesday.
FRSC has embarked on a nationwide exercise against usage of road without a valid driver's license
According to the FRSC Kaduna sector command, an estimated 521 motorcyclists and tricyclists have gotten their licenses in the cities of Kaduna in just barely 2 weeks. This information was revealed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by Mr. Haffiz Mohammed, Kaduna FRSC sector command, in a recent interview in the state.
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The commander disclosed that the arrests were carried out based on the directive issued out on mandatory registration of vehicles nationwide by the agency. According to him, this operation which was concluded from the 2 October to 14 October, involved the Civil Defense, FRSC, Police, State Road Marshals and Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service.
“Since the commencement of this exercise from October 2 to 14, we have arrested 728 motorcycles and tricycles in Kaduna metropolis.
“We intend to take the same enforcement to other major towns in the state like Kafanchan and Zaria at the appropriate time in due course.
“So far, 631 tricyclists and motorcyclists have registered for the drivers licenses among which 521 have acquired their licenses and 110 have gone to register and affix plate numbers to them.”
Mohammed hasn’t failed to acknowledge the smoothness of the ongoing activities since the awareness and sensitization program was effectively carried out before the main exercise kick-started.
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The commander said:
“We have made a lot of public enlightenment especially through the electronic media before the commencement of the exercise where we advised motorcyclists and tricyclists to acquire drivers’ licenses, we also stated the procedures,”
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Mohammed further added that nothing will stop the continuation of the operation as long as it adheres strictly to the laid down road traffic rules and regulations.
He further said:
“Vehicles making movements on our roads must be registered for security reasons and whoever is going to drive or ride on the road should be adequately trained and licensed to do that.
“It is just that the enforcement has not been very serious particularly for riders’ license, but for registration and having numbers on every vehicle, we have always been enforcing it,”
It appears the FRSC aren’t joking around this time considering a report from NAN that reveals that, a total 100 Keke have been impounded over driver license in Kaduna in the first day this operation commenced.
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