FRSC advises motorists – “Resist giving bribe to our officers”


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What are you to do when FRSC officers ask you for a bribe? The authority says you shouldn't oblige them - doing so makes you an enabler.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised motorists across the country to resist giving bribes to their personnel – stating that they should demand to follow the officer(s) to their office when such demands are made.


Officers who collect bribe tarnish the image of the Corps

This call was made by the Oyo State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Uche Chukwurah, while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, January 26, 2020. This was in the state capital at a Thanksgiving Service in honor of the institution.

In her speech, Chukwurah warned her officers to desist from making monetary demands on motorists as it could make them lose their job when caught. According to her, such officers would be tried, and sacked if found guilty.

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The FRSC boss revealed that, in the case of bribe, both the giver and receiver are guilty. Motorists who acquiesce to give officers bribes are enabling them to continue such illegal practices. In her opinion, motorists should insist on following them to their office to get to the root of the problem.

“The givers and the receivers are always guilty. If the general public learns not to give them, they will not collect.

“Follow them to the office to know why they want to collect money from you.

“If you give them money, you are also encouraging them to do the wrong thing.”

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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